Friday, 2 October 2009

Gallop coffee shop


Second new opening of the week on Deptford High Street, and likely to attract more of my custom than Tesco's, especially since I saw the magic word 'ice-cream' on the board outside!

The opening of the Gallop coffee shop is a welcome addition to the northern end of Deptford High Street, which suffers from a surfeit of fast-food joints and has been desperately devoid of coffee since the demise of the Bear Cafe.

The cafe will be open on weekends only for the coming month, but this includes Sundays and initial suggestions are that it will open from about 7.30am till 5ish. Inside, the gallery's trademark white tiles for the perfect decor for the minimalist cafe, with a new kitchen at the back, all stainless steel and clean lines, just as you would expect!

With only a few tables, the cafe quickly gets busy and I didn't get chance to check out the menu or sample the goods or ambience today. I shall report back in due course.

8 comments:

Marmoset said...

Blimey, it's amazing how you can miss things happening on your own doorstep. I've been in the High Street 3 days running and I had no idea it was there.

Bit late in the season for ice cream for me, though. Unless it comes on top of a good hot apple pie...

Anonymous said...

is the food, tea,coffee and ambience good?

Deptford Dame said...

Patience, anon, patience!

CarolineLD said...

Do you know if this is meant to be permanent? I remember them having a lovely tea shop a few years ago - but only as a temporary art thing, sadly.

Deptford Dame said...

Yes, they have fitted out a whole new kitchen at the back for it.

CarolineLD said...

That's good news!

Unknown said...

Bit of a blast from the past, but don't suppose you know if Gallop is still open or planning on reopening? It's always closed when I walk past, which is a shame judging by this post!

Deptford Dame said...

I believe the ground floor is used as business premises, perhaps there was never any intention to open it as a cafe full time.