Hilly Fields Cafe Opens

BCer Camilla reports that the new Hilly Fields cafe opened for business today:

They made lovely coffees with latte art, they know their stuff... It still looks half finished but happy to chill there in the sunshine with a flat white.

More details to come soon.


Anonymous said...

I was walking past today and saw it open but didn't pop in (was walking the dog). The cafe was filled with lots of children, so I think they might have been doing something special today.

Andy said...

Just a shame they've opened after the heat wave and just as we've got a load of foul weather.

Hopefully the sun will be back at soon so I'll have an excuse to go along.

NAT said...

Congratulations to Fred and Ruth, who probably need a holiday right now. But now its showtime.

Anonymous said...

Can we have a photo please?

Brockley Nick said...

Went up there to take a look and a photo last night, but there was still a lot of work to do, so am going to wait until it's finished.

Emmajem said...

This will be such a lovely addition to the park and area, really looking fw to it.

Moira said...

The Animal Magic Carnival workshop is on today and tomorrow at the cafe from 10.00 - 14.00 as part of the Brockley Max. It's for children of all ages to make masks for the procession on Saturday during Art In The Park.

Anonymous said...

Twas open this morning when I ran past it. Still looking very unfinished, but looks as though it will be nice when completed.

Anonymous said...

New cafe is fab, friendly vibe and great ice-creams, well done!

Anonymous said...

I desperately wanted to enjoy and support this cafe.

However, having experienced
- the unfinished paving stones outside;
- the complete lack of toddler high chairs or booster seats; and
- the distinctly mediocre food, made apparently with the cheapest and most tasteless mass market catering ingredients (although priced as gourmet);
I very much hope someone will take them in hand and point them in the right direction.

Currently it is a terrible wasted opportunity.

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is: no twee dector, no kids and more honest fare?

I'm going up there now.

Anonymous said...

If you visit the other Pistachio cafes in parks, you will get an idea of what to expect.

Brockley Nick said...

It's not properly finished / open yet - there is still building work going on. Will create a review thread when it's finished.

Anonymous said...

How depressing.

The cafe does indeed serve unhealthy food at inflated prices.

Let me give them some clues:

1. you have a monopoly position up there.
2. Don't abuse it.
3. We all desperately want you to success. We are prepared to endure teething troubles and a certain level of settling in issues. We are not prepared to pay inflated prices for poor quality food and surly service.

4. Look at the businesses that ARE doing well around here and copy them. It isn't hard.

5. Have a look at Dulwich Park's offering - bigger kitchens I know but observe how well they do a huge variety of stuff, drawing us to spend money in Dulwich when we would rather spend it on YOU.

6. Why not just do a truncated vesion of the Mess's menu but charge reasonably. It's better to make a lower margin on a higher number of customers. That creates a virtuous circle.

Please get it right - we really really want you to.

Anonymous said...

I went up there and found them to be serving honest fare.

A truncated version of the Mess's menu? What's that? Crying child and a boiled egg?

NAT said...

'We are prepared to endure....we are not prepared...etc.'

Are you speaking on behalf of all the Anons who patronise the Cafe?

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