Cafe plan for Crofton Park

Eagle Eye Perry has spotted an application to convert the former home of George the barber on Brockley Road in Crofton Park into a cafe. The paperwork is for:

The alteration and change of use of the ground floor of 340 Brockley Road SE4, from retail (Use Class A1) to cafe (Use Class A3), together with the installation of an awning to the front elevation, an external ventilation flue and new gate for access to bins at the rear.

Great to see more action in Crofton Park and we look forward to bringing you more news about the plans in the near future.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it means Cafe like Pat-a-Cakes or Caf. like a greasy spoon?

Anonymous said...

Maybe I should read the planning application before I comment - it makes it very clear!

Good luck to them!

Matt-Z said...

The application says:

"Preparing hot and cold food & drinks for sale onsite and for takeaway. Food will be cakes, quiches, sandwiches, coffee & tea.
Catering machinery will be oven/hob, coffee machine, panini toaster, fridge/freezer, extractor fan."

Sounds more upmarket than a standard greasy spoon.

Letter of intent here http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/ACOLLATEDOCS/84487_2.pdf

Good luck indeed.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to them - I hope that both them and Pat-A-Cakes are able to make a go of it, being so close to each other.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, another cafe? Any there is going to be one in the library there too I believe... hope they can all survive.

Brockley Kipper said...

thumbs up for this - good effort given the current economy.

I'm going to have to put a rota in place for my coffee and cake buying!

Anonymous said...

Yes "anonymous" like the rest of you look-down-my-nose types, "caf or cafe", how very middle class surbubia of you, please move with haste to Claham

kolp said...

I reckon there's enough room for another couple of local cafes. Given the apparent incompatibility between 'work from home laptop users' v 'buggy using mums' sharing the existing cafe type spaces.

Anonymous said...

I hope it will be more of an "honest fare"-type cafe rather than a "dishonest/artistan fare"-type cafe.

The inclusion of quiche doesn't bode well in that regard.

gary said...

Christ, you can get quiche in garages these days - it's hardly 'posh'. I imagine they will also be selling newfangled fancy bread - like baguettes and that...
The dirty bastards.

Brockley Nick said...

@gary - LOL

Anonymous said...

You can get bread in garages too... but I cant expect the Brockley Dinner Party Set to be stopping off at Esso any time soon for a loaf of honest Hovis.

gary said...

That would be a good point if it weren't complete and utter balls.

THNick said...

Ayres bakery in Nunhead does good honest quiche - big square, salty, taste lumps of it like you used to get in school. I recommend it.
They also do good honest white bread, along with dishonest artisan bread at weekends.

Molewife said...

Pat-a-cakes has been a real blessing for Crofton Park and I think there will be enough custom for them both. This is brilliant news!

Anonymous said...

Anonoymous @ 11:25

Please don't make assumptions. Nowhere in what i've written have I said that I have a problem with either, I was just mearly making a distinction. Whichever type it was I would have used it and wished them luck.

Move to Clapham yourself, which is somewhere I am sure you'd rather be, so you can make more assumptions about people you don't know.

Inversed snobbery at its best. Keep you snide somments to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Your spelling is appalling durrrh!

Crofty said...

I wonder if there's any hope that the cafe owners will call their place George's, and keep the old sign? I have always loved it. It could be freshened up a bit I suppose, but it'd be a shame to lose it all together - it somehow radiates such a nice vibe.

Todd the Demon said...

@Crofty

They should call it Sweeny George's and sell pies...

Anonymous said...

Real men don't eat quiche.

Matt-Z said...

They should expand on the quiche theme and call it Flantastic.

Anonymous said...

Eggscelent idea.

Anonymous said...

A shop with it pun in its name is fine tradition.

Anonymous said...

Quiches have feelings too.

Yours

Q.Lorraine
GreenQuiche

Brockley John Lennon said...

All we are saying... is give quiche a chance

Brockley Central Label Cloud