Write what you know

Once upon a time it was a rare treat for a Brockley thing to register in anything resembling mainstream media. Even Time Out couldn't be bothered. Now, thanks to the collapse of traditional media models and the need to churn out user-generated lists of stuff, Brockley resisdents have been able to turn the tide.

So it is that Arlo & Moe finds itself in The Guardian's best coffee shop top 10 (well spotted Monkeyboy) and the MOT garage's Maya Angelou makes it onto Buzzfeed's list of literary graffiti (thanks Roger). Keep it up people. Greater Brockley's continued success demands total sensory domination.

8 comments:

rose bud said...

Arlo & Moe is a nice cafe, but Browns coffee is better in my opinion. And their cakes and food are lovely too.

coughee said...

They offered a week's free coffee to anyone who could get them mentioned....

Carys said...

Is that true? I actually contributed to that article to recommend Browns and was surprised at all the mentions had already A&M got, and assumed they had - shall we say - encouraged people a little. Like rose bud, I do like Arlo & Moe, but it's not a patch on Browns.

coughee said...

It's on their facebook page! I think most of these awards and top ten lists are so easily manipulated as to be meaningless.

Brockley Nick said...

Even if they weren't easily manipulated, they'd still be meaningless, beyond "here are 10 things you might like". On that basis, A&M has just as much right to be on there as anyone else. Well done them and well done to all the fans representing SE London

pepys said...

I have walked by this establishment on many occasions - I will continue with that trend

coughee said...

Well I'd happily act on someone's genuine and sincere recommendation, but if it's the result of a bribe, what would be the point?

paul clements said...

In today's Telegraph (full disclosure: I work for it), there's a feature about the UK's 20 best posh Indian restaurants. Guess which local establishment makes it in...?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10938098/Britains-top-20-curry-houses.html

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