Deptford in bloom

Two new cafes have recently opened in Deptford: Blooming Together and Deli-X.


We meant to get some photos of both this weekend, but we didn't get further than Brockley Market, so you'll have to make do with reports from some other local blogs.

Crosswhatfields reports:

We popped in the new Deptford High Street cafe Deli-X on Saturday. It's where the Bear Space cafe used to be. The space has been opened up, with the delicatessen stuff at the front along with beautifully displayed fruit and veg, and the main seating area behind some book shelving, stretching out to the back doors which open onto patio garden as before.


Blossoming Together, a new 'craft cafe' and art gallery which opened a few weeks ago at the bottom of Tanner's Hill, in the premises of the former Deptford Deli.

Do click on the links, because the photos are great. 

Both are within a stone's throw from a Tesco Metro branch on Deptford High Street and like The Allotment in New Cross (which has today confirmed its opening day as October 24th), suggest that high street supermarkets and independent food businesses can, like the human being and the fish, co-exist peacefully.

15 comments:

Lou Baker said...

Did anyone see that the Lewisham People Before Profit Party held its annual conference in the Come The Revolution cafe in Deptford?

The delegates whined about bankers then had a fry up - presumably funded by their benefits.

If it wasn't tragic it would be fabulously comic.

Anonymous said...

Yes, down with the fry up - the oppressor's nutrition!

Anonymous said...

Come the Revolution funds the People Before Profit/Socialist Party.

It is also connected with an estate agents.

Not sure how legal it is for party political funding.

Deptford Dame said...

Thanks for the link, although I'm not entirely sure about the conclusions you draw as regards their relationship to Tescos. These are cafes not food shops, and whether Deli X's shop with its premium products is going to be successful in the long term still remains to be seen.

Brockley Nick said...

@Dame - sure, it all remains to be seen, but the debate about the role of high street supermarkets is predicated on the idea that they rule out the presence of independent food places (The New X campaigners say they will put cafes out of business) and it seems worthwhile pointing out when this is not the case.

LPBP member said...

"Come the Revolution funds the People Before Profit/Socialist Party."

this is not correct, the members fund the party


"It is also connected with an estate agents"

the cafe is connected with the estate agents, LPBP is not



"The delegates whined about bankers then had a fry up"

did you actually witness this Lou?

Lou Baker said...

@LPBP

I didn't see it actually. But as I imagine it in my head there were half a dozen blokes with beards and middle aged women who don't shave their legs - all enjoying some scrambled egg (free range) and sausage (organic).

They mainly work as accountants and spent the whole time complaining about how 'bloody awful' capitalism is. Was it slightly less lame than that?

Sue said...

Never mind TESCOs, I'm not convinced about the humans and fish co-existing analogy!

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

So far unlike Nick my visits to Brockley Market have both enthused and frustrated me.

This is because the market produce is good, but they have not had all that I want.

As a cosequence so far I have had to continue to either Deptford or Greenwich Markets or on one occassion drive to Waitrose.

Let hope the allotment solves this problem.

Feedback
to the fishmonger Kippers please.
to the Baker too expensive although the queue belies this.
to the butchers wider range of bacon.

NAT said...

@ Sue. I think that's a George Dubyaism, that about the humans and the fish coexisting peacefully. (Yes he did!)

Sue said...

@NAT Ah, ok, thanks!

patrick1971 said...

What happened to the Bear cafe? When I lived in Deptford I always liked going there, although felt a bit dubious about supporting it as it was some sort of religious outfit. It was a great space and nice cafe.

Martin said...

Deli-X is comfortable, light, airy and fun. What more could you want except good coffee, a snack or something to take home? You can get it there. I did. It would be good if more local artists could exhibit on their walls. So far there seems to have been just one. Come on Goldsmith hopefuls why don't you approach the girls running the new enterprise and get yourself displayed? They may even agree!

Dynamic Culture said...

There is also now an acting class running on a Monday night at Deli X from 7.30 with special offers on food beforehand. Pop into the Deli for more information or give me a ring on 07885506720. Lorraine

Dynamic Culture said...

There is also now an acting class running on a Monday night at Deli X from 7.30 with special offers on food beforehand. Pop into the Deli for more information or give me a ring on 07885506720. Lorraine

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