Cafe 465 opens

Nicola from Cafe 465 has been in touch. She says:

We opened yesterday at 465 New Cross Road where Come the Revolution used to be. We are a partnership starting out with our first business.

We are serving Mediterranean style food, baguettes, tabouleh, salad, quiche, cakes and drinks and our menu will expand over time. We are still running the book exchange and free wifi, and would like to encourage local groups to meet, and artists to exhibit at the cafe.

At the moment we are open from 10 til around 4pm, we are experimenting and seeing how it goes.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

this sounds lovely, I'll be sure to check it out. Will be particularly interested to see if they make nice lunches without wheat, maybe using quinoa instead of cous cous. i know i'm not the only wheat free person in brockley - look how well the wheat free cake stall at the market looks!

kolp said...

Good, wish you the best of luck. I will get down there as soon as I can.

Anonymous said...

There's no wheat-free people in the sub-sahara, strangely.

Anonymous said...

So? We're not in the sub-sahara. It's London - lots of people with different tastes. Get over yourself.

Tressilliana said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe very little wheat is grown in or imported into sub-Saharan Africa and the cereals they grow instead are all naturally low in gluten. So is it not likely to be the case that most people in sub-Saharan Africa have a wheat-free diet?

Anonymous said...

I think the implication is that most here are making it up.

Tressilliana said...

Making what up? Digestive problems? Maybe some people exaggerate them, but coeliac disease is not an imaginary complaint and it's more prevalent in people of European descent. At least 1% of the worldwide population has it.

Must now do some work...

joanna martin said...

Sounds fantastic, looking forward to checking you out asap! Are you going to open at the weekends?

Anonymous said...

Top Chef still selling all day fare on Brockley's doorstep!

Anonymous said...

I know this is odd but the time I could really do with a cup of tea and a light snack is around 6pm after I leave work and on the way home. But all the cafes seem shut by that time. I guess that apart from me there is no demand.

Anonymous said...

I agree, have often been out and about with kids after school and all the cafe's have closed by 4pm -

Goya said...

Anyone who only works from 10am to 4pm isn't working very hard. The only people around between 10am and 4pm don't have any money because they are not working. If you have set up a business for the first time you should be working 10 hours a day not SIX! Work harder or your business will fail.

Brockley Nick said...

I agree that it's probably sensible to extend the opening hours, but obviously, the work involved with running a cafe is much greater than just the opening hours. They will be working more than 6 hours a day...

Anonymous said...

They seem to be wilfully missing out on the morning "bacon and egg sandwich" crowd.

Oh wait I forgot where I am... :-/

Glass Half Full said...

Always good to se the Anon's giving armchair advice to new bussiness owners. moan, whinge, carp, complain. six hours on your feet in a cafe may well be more exhausting that 8 hours of being an estate agent. Perhaps they're starting slow, perhaps theyre not after the morning bacon sarnie market? Perhaps Brockley Market will collapse 'by the new year' as cynics predicted. Anyone who sets up a new bussiness at the moment deserves the bennefit of the doubt.

Good luck.

Gadalia Tazartes said...

Looks like a beatnik nightmare.

Bring on Starbucks. If only the big corporates would touch NX. It would be good for house prices and so on.

Anonymous said...

If you're "not after the morning bacon sarnie market" then you're not a cafe.

Tamsin said...

It is rudely presented but could be advice worth considering, given that the owners themselves say this is their first business.

Unless they have had time to do the specific market research and clock the passers by at different times and the number of people working locally who want lunch, hours that span the beginning and end of the working day are possibly, one would think, the more lucrative ones to be open. 8 to 10 and 3.30 to 6.30 would be one hour less open to the public (although the same hours working, given the preparation and closing down for the double session) but probably a lot more custom.

Cafe Orange used to open 10 to 4 -but was primarily a teaching project, the customers were almost incidental and they did not want too many.

Tamsin said...

Actually, misled by Glass Half Full - apart from one posting the earlier advice was not rudely presented and we are most of us genuinely trying to be helpful.

Unknown said...

I can't eat wheat and am fed up with people and their stupid comments. It's so difficult when you are out to find healthy wheat free food. So the best of luck to you and will definitely try to get down soon

southlondon said...

well, that didn't last and the lease is up. again.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get a chance to sample the fare?

kolp said...

Oh no, I haven't had a proper chance to get over there, it's not strictly local.
again did this business get any support from other local businesses?

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