Cooper's Bakehouse, Crofton Park

Cooper's Bakehouse is a new bakery based on the Crofton Park / Honor Oak borders, that delivers to local addresses. They say they are looking for a shop in the area. Let's hope they find one soon, because a high quality bakery would be a great asset to the area.

Here's their site and here's what they say about themselves:

Cooper's Bakehouse believes in Real Bread. Slow fermented for great taste and always made with the best ingredients available. Our offers an antidote to bloaty, highly processed, supermarket loaves. We deliver, for free, to customers in Honor Oak and Crofton Park. Until we move into a local shop, we're expecting to be oversubscibed.  

Founded by Crofton Park resident Francis Cooper in response to the absence of locally baked bread in Honor Oak and Crofton Park. Cooper's Bakehouse is legally, ethically and tastefully independent.


Story via the Honor Oak forum. Don't forget to vote for the local shop of the year in the South East Central Awards 2011.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm.....bakehouse

Anonymous said...

What about the junk shop in Brockley that was just evicted?

Fattyfattybumbum said...

Please please please open near Brockley station... we need some more decent businesses (for which Brockley market proves there is huge demand) to create a critical mass by the station...

Anonymous said...

Brockley station area definitely!

Anonymous said...

I was shopping at Nisa last night and really wanted some fresh bread but there was none in the area so I had to buy the stuff there ... would REALLY support a local bakery in Brockley if it was close to everything (ie the station)

wallace said...

The next time you feel you are forced into a matter of loaf and death, try walking over to the Broca FM. They have nice bread.

Anonymous said...

@Wallace: The Broca has always run out of bread by night time ...

BreakspearsEagle said...

Degustation has good bread and always seems to be available in the evening.

EmilyS said...

Please open near Crofton Park station, sounds perfect-just what we need!!

wallace said...

OK, but a bakers is unlikley to be open in the evening either, so you'd still have to eat Kingmill.

Anonymous said...

Come to HOP please!!!!

terrencetrentderby said...

always appreciate a nice crusty loaf

a greggs would do well in brockley

terrencetrentderby said...

nice baps though

Anonymous said...

"The Doorstep Bakery" is by Brockley station.

oryx said...

Surely there's the (fairly) recently vacated baker's shop in HOP (was Bertram)?

I've often thought the HOP/Crofton Park could do with a good bakery (which, to be painfully honest, the short-lived Bertram wasn't).

Brockley Nick said...

Doorstep Bakery isn't actually a bakery. They don't bake anything on site. And if you don't want to buy crusty white loaves, good luck.

Anonymous said...

what about Ladywell? there are empty shops in Ladywell Village, notably Masons. I've always wanted to open a bakery in Ladywell but haven't got the capital to get started

Brockley Michael said...

Rather a pity about Doorstep Bakery, isn't it. The sign promised so much.

Please come to the junk shop/La Laterna/anywhere else in that stretch of Brockley Road!

Degustation does have a few bits of artisan bread. But it's not a bakery.

Costcutter does bakery bread, randomly scattered amongst the plastic bread; it usually comes in just a clear bag with a price tag on, and in assorted sizes. It's not bad.

Anonymous said...

Bertram was terrible. I used to get spelt bread from there a couple of times a week. One day I was 7p short and they didn't let me pay it next time! Needless to say, I didn't go there again. They didn't bake on the premises anyway.

There are a number of empty shops around but a proper bakery probably has specific requirements. Presumably beyond the need for space for a big oven.

NAT said...

You Cheezy boy or gal. How dare you offer less than they were charging.

Anyone else tried that stunt and are happy to post about it on an open site?

'Needless to say'. Christ

Anonymous said...

Would a morning/early afternoon business like a bakery survive in a commuter town like Brockley?

Crusty Crofton said...

another vote for crofton park location...

Mmmm fresh bread...

Steve Ford said...

Put me down for Crofton Park too pls!

kolp said...

Crofton Park would be a good place for it, a nice bit of clustering could be had if it was nearby that Pat-a-cakes shop.

D said...

From a purely selfish point of view I'd like to see it on Ewhurst with the butchers and the cafe. Doubt there'd be enough passing trade to support it though.

Anonymous said...

Yes a bakery would complement pat a cakes really well as she doesn't do savoury. How about where whites hardware store used to be, next to the rivoli, or the off license next to it which also now seems vacant?

Tamsin said...

But perhaps they are factoring supply to other local shops into their business plan. With ovens of any size you could probably turn out more than you could sell from one small outlet.

spincat said...

I had heard that someone was hoping to open a bakery in an empty shop premises in Ewhurst Rd but were having second thoughts. Not sure if is this company. Whoever it is, please please open in Ewhurst Rd - don't have second thoughts!

Tamsin said...

Do you think they might sell fresh yeast and reasonably priced strong flour to home bakers?

I would really quite like it if I could cut out this one thing where I absolutely have to rely on Sainsburys (and so, inevitably, buy all sorts of other stuff too.)

Anonymous said...

Ladywell! Do it!

Anonymous said...

I would look at the parade in HOP which is becoming really nice with good passing trade and a large of locals with limited foodie options.

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