Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Waiting Room coffee shop

Deptford's new coffee bar is now open for business; a great spot for an early morning cappuccino or espresso on the way to work, it opens its doors at 7am on weekdays.

It's very early days - the Waiting Room has only been open since Monday - but the signs are good so far. Excellent quality coffee from the Union Hand-Roasted Coffee Company, which is both fair trade and organic. Prices are good too - my medium-sized cup cost £1.90, which included two shots and was enough caffeine to keep me going for most of the day! A range of Clipper teas is available for your afternoon cuppa, and there's a supply of cakes that I intend to sample before too long.

Soya milk can be had on request, and at least one of the four or five cakes that I saw listed today is vegan.

Photo:TCoM

There's a large sofa for lounging just inside the door, as well as some bar stools and a counter along the opposite wall and a seat in the window for Deptford people-watching (quite addictive).

Photo: TCoM

Once they've had time to bed in, I'll be doing a proper review. Suffice it to say that this morning's coffee was just right, so I'm expecting to make it a regular stop-off when I get the chance.

The Waiting Room
142 Deptford High Street
London SE8

9 comments:

eleanargh said...

Marvelous. Any idea what time it's open til, Dame?

Deptford dame said...

About 7pm, I am told. At least to start with, I guess they will see what kind of after-work trade they get.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying it.

Cakes made by locals...

I do hope not by the great unwashed in the jobcentre ;-)

yvonne.order said...

deptford high street association says good luck

Martin said...

leave out the crass jokes about job centre

Transpontine said...

The Job Centre is not a crusty squat (believe me I have been in a few), I would eat a cake made by the people there. Not that they are cooking for the Waiting Room, just saying.

Petals said...

I know the Guy running the Waiting Room, great cup of coffee found it really inviting and enjoyed looking at the books, found one very interesting but didn't have one to swap will def go back.

James said...

New to the South East and already love The Waiting Room. Are the proprietors Straight Edge? There's a lot of Straight Edge/Anarchic literature around.

tatteredstones said...

On the recco of Andy Nichold (a great local framer if anyone is looking for this service) I went in here and does not disappoint. Fab coffee at reasonable price with cake cost me £4.10. Good vibe and quirky d├ęcor. Love it.