We started looking for houses in Hackney, Stepney, “blah blah I live East and I’m a hipster” land. When I suggested we consider South East London it was met with some pretty blank looks from all in earshot. However, a tube, a tube, a train and a walk later and we were considering calling these dark depths home. Months (and blood sweat and tears) later, we’re pretty confident we made the right choice, and I’ve met several pretty lovely, fun people which confirm this. On Friday I discovered The London Particular as another reason why this particular corner, New Cross/New Cross Gate/Deptford is on the up!
For other reasons, see here.
In my unemployed state I took myself and J to The London Particular for coffee and a sandwich yesterday afternoon. Clad in hard wood and copper with arty touches (we are in Goldsmith’s territory) I like the interior. The girl behind the counter (sorry, barista) was reassuringly Antipodean and the resulting coffee was testament to this. (I didn’t catch which beans they use, I will be back with this info)
By the time we made it lunch was over (4.30pm) and I scoffed the last sandwich available, and very satisfying it was. Cheddar with rocket, roasted tomatoes and a red onion&chilli marmalade (made on site) on a white bloomer bread.
J had a cup of trendily named builder’s tea, this appeared atop a yellow tile which matched the ones on the exterior of the shop.
I definitely like The London Particular, they are doing a great job, all is reasonably priced, from what I could see of the kitchen the cakes are homemade and looked yum. All in all, and with inside and outside seating I think they are onto a winner. I, for one, will be back for lunch on Friday!
Welcome to your renaissance New Cross.
The London Particular
399 New Cross Road,
London SE14 6LA
020 8692 6149