The best coffee (and cake!) spots in the Bromley borough
In light of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on the 25th September shortly followed by International Coffee Day on Tuesday 29th we thought it would be a good idea to let you know about our favourite coffee spots in and around the Bromley borough.
Fee & Brown (Beckenham)
If you are looking for the perfect cup of coffee and delicious (& large) homemade cakes Fee & Brown is for you. The independent coffee destination uses the very best beans from Caravan coffee and serves up a wide selection of artisan sandwiches - not to mention the homemade sausage rolls. Fee & Brown are situated on Beckenham high street with views of St George’s Church, however if you are out and about on your bike head to London’s cycling hub, Cadence Performance in Crystal Palace for Fee No.2!
50 High Street, Beckenham
The Lavender House Cafe (Sundridge Park Village)
The Lavender House in the heart of Sundridge Park in Bromley offers more than just coffee. Its breakfast and brunch is a big hit with the locals as they pop in the cosy café on route to work. You can even book for afternoon tea. The kids are also entertained with plenty to do inside and in the outdoor play area. And for the grown ups the café offers pottery and craft lessons as well as Pilates classes to burn off those big breakfasts!
26 Plaistow Lane, Bromley, BR1 3PA
Bambino (Crystal Palace)
If you love vintage shopping, Bambino is packed full of quirky finds. Grab a bargain then hang out in its coffee corner for a strong cuppa while having breakfast or lunch. This vintage emporium is the brainchild of Andy Stem who set up Bambino over 24 years ago. Andy is very popular in the community and is often organising local events. He even arranged a music gig recently in Bambino - so very cool!
32 Church Road, Crystal Palace, London, SE19
Branching Out (Elmers End)
A blooming floristry and coffee shop on the outskirts of Beckenham by Elmers End. Branching Out (we love the name!) offers everything from coffees, candelabras, peonies, pastries, lilies and lemonade - what more could you want! Well, they also have workshops, so you can put together a beautiful bouquet while having a cuppa and a slice of cake. The breakfast and lunch menu changes weekly so you can pop back time and time again to sample something new.
149 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3QH
Sponge Kitchens (Park Langley & Hayes)
As the name suggests Sponge Kitchens does a lot of baking. A traditional and family run bakery, the Sponge offers a great selection of cakes, biscuits and loafs which they handmake on site. You can also order cakes and platters for special occasions. They have three kitchens in Downham, Hayes and Park Langley in Beckenham. The Park Langley Sponge is our favourite spot - not just because it is a couple of doors up from our PL branch but is has an outdoor area (great if you have a dog), lots of sandwich options and the coffee is pretty good too.
106 Wickham Road, Beckenham
Truffles Kitchen (Bromley/West Wickham)
Just round the corner from our West Wickham branch, Truffles Kitchen is a newcomer to the area. You must go here for breakfast. Try the Eggs benedict or the Full English to keep you going for the day. The vibe is very modern, light and airy with neutral tones and wooden furniture.
125 Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TY
Mystic Brew Teas (Orpington)
As the name suggest Mystic Brew is passionate about tea with plenty of options on the menu, but you will be pleased to know that Mystic Brew does offer a hit of caffeine too. The coffee is ethically sourced from Ozone Coffee Roaster so the quality of the beans is pretty damn good! For the artistic types, check out the wall as you could also buy a piece of art while you pop in for a drink.
294 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NF
Le Parc Franglais (Park Langley, Beckenham)
The coffee may not be ground breaking but the price is very reasonable and the deli counter has much to offer. The bread, pastries, ham and cheeses are all very yummy. At the weekends the café is packed with devoted locals and it is also a great spot for grabbing a cuppa before a walk around the scenic Kelsey Park. They even have a charity shop area inside, so take a look as you may pick up an old treasure - Antiques Roadshow here we come!
94 Wickham Road, Beckenham, London, BR3 6QH
We are looking forward to working our way through the menus. And You? Let us know if you have tried any of them. Send your comments to us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and even on Google+.
Our Anerley branch is taking park in the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 25 September. Pop in for a slice of cake at 82 Elmers End Road (SE20 7UX) from 9.30am while stocks last!