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New Capitol Coffee Shop

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Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Friday, 07 July, 2006 - 03:45 pm:   

Very impressed with the new coffee shop in the forum area at The Capitol. Certainly the clientelle seem more cultured than some of the customers who just go for the beer.
Courtesy Guardian , Torygraph and Times. Carrot cake and latte for less than GBP 2.00
I know there will be some near Hornimans who will scoff as they seem to dislike any national brand full stop. Well done Wetherspoons
Spearmint
Joined 27-03-2006
Posted on Friday, 07 July, 2006 - 04:30 pm:   

I was passed a leaflet about this a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked good. However, it didn't say what time the coffee shop opens. A useful piece of info considering people might like a coffee on the way to work. Any info appreciated!
Jojo
Joined 11-09-2005
Posted on Friday, 07 July, 2006 - 06:35 pm:   

Haven't been in there yet - so is the coffee shop separated from the pub, does it have separate service or do you still have to go and order at the pub bar for your coffee?

In other news....Forest Hill Kebab Shop is finally up and running near the station.
Liz
Joined 26-04-2006
Posted on Friday, 07 July, 2006 - 09:24 pm:   

And is there a new coffee shop opening on our end of Lordship Lane? Coffee@501, I think it's called.
Seeformiles
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Saturday, 08 July, 2006 - 12:17 am:   

I'm a recent convert to our local Wetherspoons in the daytime at least. A friend of mine said they served a decent pint of Wherry the other day and it tasted well-kept. I go for the cut price cappuccino myself so no excuse to pay silly prices elsewhere.
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Saturday, 08 July, 2006 - 03:40 pm:   

Opens I understand at 7am
Yes it is separate. There is a new serving area in the old Foyer of The Cinema
Djnever
Joined 09-04-2006
Posted on Monday, 10 July, 2006 - 12:31 pm:   

Not good to advertise this if we are expecting an entry to London Road (ex McDonalds) perhaps from a Cafe Nero?

I think Wetherspoons are a blot on the english landscape and they have destroyed british pub culture - cheap yes, but also awful/ soulless places to be
Seeformiles
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 10 July, 2006 - 07:00 pm:   

I don't think Wetherspoons has single-handedly destroyed pub culture - it was already being threatened by all manner of market forces. One of my favourite pubs the Cambridge in Goodge Street is about to be turned into 'luxury' flats for instance. Had Wetherspoons moved in it would at least have kept a historic building open to the public.
DJ I used to think the same as you but Wetherspoons gives people a choice and remember not everyone can justify spending 2 for a cup of coffee.
Hilltopgeneral
Joined 24-03-2004
Posted on Monday, 10 July, 2006 - 08:51 pm:   

Like anyone with more sense than money?
Dulwichmartin
Joined 22-02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 11 July, 2006 - 04:36 pm:   

Re Cafe@501, it hasn't opened yet, but it would make a nice change from the others on the strip of shops on the FH/Dulwich border.
Megan
Joined 05-03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 12 July, 2006 - 01:53 pm:   

where abouts is cafe@501 going to be in Lordship Lane?
Liz
Joined 26-04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 12 July, 2006 - 06:34 pm:   

Near the vets and the tile shop, in the row of shops which is kind of opposite the Harvester.
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Sunday, 23 July, 2006 - 01:51 pm:   

Hi Liz
That sounds interesting
Please confirm when open
Liz
Joined 26-04-2006
Posted on Sunday, 23 July, 2006 - 09:56 pm:   

Brian, I am detouring every couple of days to walk past it and check. That's how desperate I am to expand my repertoire of decent local coffee shops. I will let you know as soon as I catch a whiff of roasting coffee beans. But will it accommodate my baby and buggy? That's another matter...
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 July, 2006 - 07:53 am:   

Liz
I passed by Sunday. Although appearences can be deceptive. What I could see did not inspie me with confidence. Hope I am proved wrong.
Seeformiles
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 July, 2006 - 10:55 am:   

Liz, the Wetherspoons cafe area is doing a 'Tots and Teapots' day every Monday for parents and children.
Liz
Joined 26-04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 25 July, 2006 - 11:24 am:   

Really? I will give it a go when I have a free Monday. Thanks for the info.
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 July, 2006 - 12:30 pm:   

Liz
Strongly recommend the coffee shop section at the from of the Capitol
I noticed the Tots and Teapots on Monday


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