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Scotslass


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Joined: Oct 2012
Post: #1
28-06-2014 01:22 PM

Spotted new shop being prepared this morning - think it said The Archie Parker, coffee, cake and sandwiches. Couple of shops down from Sugar Mountain

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jaradras


Posts: 45
Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #2
28-06-2014 03:10 PM

Too many coffee shops opening up. Lost count of the number in SE23.

A couple of decades ago there was no coffee shop culture here & then American TV imports like "Friends" came along & suddenly we all wanted to sit on sofas with our friends and drink coffee.

Has coffee turned out to be the new wine ?. Do you remember all the wine bars we frequented ( well some of us did) in the mid 1980's. These used to occupy the same cultural space as the new coffee shops - this fad passed away and the coffee shops will also decline, giving way to another social spark that will get us together and keep us chattering !.

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Benderish


Posts: 41
Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #3
28-06-2014 04:09 PM

Ohh a wine bar.. Someone should seriously do that!

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Red67


Posts: 141
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #4
28-06-2014 04:32 PM

Well, you might have to go down the road to Kirkdale as '161 Food + Drink' will be opening very soon. I'm reliably informed that this will indeed be a wine (and craft beer) bar.....with, errr, food too as the name suggests.

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helenS29


Posts: 24
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #5
29-07-2014 01:36 PM

A friend at work has just mentioned this - apparently it's owned by Simon from Trev and Simon. So I'm definitely going to check it out!! (Am I showing my age?)

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digime


Posts: 26
Joined: Sep 2011
Post: #6
29-07-2014 01:52 PM

Do they do duvets?

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helenS29


Posts: 24
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #7
29-07-2014 01:55 PM

Swing your pants! Rofl

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Fandango


Posts: 89
Joined: Nov 2008
Post: #8
29-07-2014 02:57 PM
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Medley


Posts: 87
Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #9
29-07-2014 05:18 PM

If we're talking wine bars then the quintessential one locally for me is in Crofton Pk - Mr Lawrence.

Next door is the much-bearded beer haunt, London Beer Dispensary (where Mr L wine bar was, somewhat confusingly if you've already had a few).

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Sparkles


Posts: 54
Joined: Oct 2012
Post: #10
29-07-2014 09:11 PM

Trevor and Simon? Oooh I hope Pickling Jeff and Jobe will be there too. #picklingtime

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MrsR


Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #11
30-07-2014 10:21 PM

Finding out that we have Simon opening a cafe and Trevor painting it, I was giddy with excitement (may have been so giddy I have Simon and Trevor mixed up) who can think of Simon and Trevor without that warm feeling appearing... but seriously worried now. Given From the Forest shut due I'm assuming in part to the competition, 3 decent coffee shops remain. Can Forest Hill support another one? I hope either I am wrong or that the Archie Parker diversifies... Good Luck

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robbrockley


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Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #12
30-07-2014 11:15 PM

Is Simon and Trevor code or does this mean something? Who are/were they? Bit of a funny place for another cafe - not exactly mainstream up there is it?

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rshdunlop


Posts: 1,111
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #13
31-07-2014 08:09 AM

Perfect place for a new cafe. It will pick up trade from the pools. It hasn't been 'mainstream' in the past, but there's plenty up there now.

Google 'Trevor and Simon' if you want to know who they are.

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Andy123


Posts: 5
Joined: Jul 2014
Post: #14
01-08-2014 09:56 AM

Maybe they can combine the coffee shop with a new laundrette? i've nowhere to do my duvets... Wink

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Andy123


Posts: 5
Joined: Jul 2014
Post: #15
01-08-2014 09:58 AM

doh! just seen earlier in the thread someone with same joke....oops.. oh well worth repeating

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BringOutTheCranston


Posts: 81
Joined: Sep 2013
Post: #16
01-08-2014 10:10 AM

I've heard that Ken and Eddie Kennedy are taking over the barber's shop.

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sydenhamcentral


Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #17
01-08-2014 10:15 AM

They don't do duvets, Andy.

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Belle


Posts: 88
Joined: Dec 2009
Post: #18
01-08-2014 10:36 AM

But they do do space suits!

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #19
26-08-2014 01:28 PM

Archie Parker is now open. Who will be first to pop in and report back to the forum?

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edpaff


Posts: 51
Joined: Apr 2012
Post: #20
26-08-2014 02:31 PM

Quote:
Archie Parker is now open. Who will be first to pop in and report back to the forum?


Looks like they might have opened yesterday, but I popped in for lunch today. Very welcoming, good menu of mainly sandwiches on a choice of breads. A 'salad of the day', various cakes and crumpets also available. Great job with the interior, finishing touches still being made.

I think they plan to open every day other than Sundays, but don't quote me on that. Would be nice to have somewhere open on Mondays when much of the rest of FH seems to have their day off.

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