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  • 4.0 star rating
    4/7/2013
    1 check-in here

    such a cute little cafe just off deptford high street housed in an old train carriage. they have a lovely little outdoor area too, should the sun shine and you wish to sit outside.

    their menu has quite a lot of choice on it, from full breakfast to salads, and my most favourite, baked sweet potato. i obviously got that and it was delicious - although it was the most massive portion ever, so i could only manage half. still, i'd rather have too much than too little (sorry world)

    prices were reasonable too, and the girls working were all super friendly.

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/6/2009
    First to Review

    This is a little cafe located in a converted railway carriage off a gritty high street in South London. It does not sound too tempting but I love this place because it has a fabulous sundeck surrounded by heavy planting which averts the eye from some of the urban decay awaiting redevelopment surrounding it. There are also candy striped deckchairs which gives it a retro seaside feel.

    There is a good mix of customers from locals, students, trendy urbanites and freelancers who probably work in the media or design fields. As Goldsmith college is not that far away.

    The menu is wide and varied from coffees and cakes to baked potatoes (You can have baked sweet potato instead) or Bruschettas with a twist. The twist was that instead of a herby tomato topping. They used beetroot and feta on toasted ciabatta.

    However I stuck to an expresso and a brownie. However the brownie was stale as it was dry rather than fudgy. But I've eaten there before so I forgive them for that.... Just don't do it again!

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/12/2011

    I don't come here often outside of a coffee here and there. The food is a bit overpriced for what you get. But having said that... I come from an american background where I want a huge amount of food with leftovers! he he. So that doesn't mean at all that the food is bad! I haven't eaten here all but once.

    I just like to sit and have a coffee here.

    But most of all, I like the look of this place. I pass here every day as it's near my flat. And I just love the arsty fartsy look of it!

    • Qype User nickol…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 6 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/2/2013

    Great idea. Who could have tough that you can turn a railway carriage into such a nice cafe. The decoration is also very good, the person who drew the graffiti definitely has a good eye and pays a lot of attention to details.
    The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and as for the food- it is pretty good, but a bit on the pricey side. Their coffee is very good- strong and freshly brewed.
    All in all a nice place, not for everyday, but definitely worth a visit.

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/6/2013
    1 check-in here

    Lovely coffee, well worth a visit

    • Qype User Caroli…
    • London
    • 45 friends
    • 107 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    21/6/2008

    This new cafe is certainly unusual - it's in a 1960s railway carriage (with outdoor terrace for sunny days). However, no need to worry: it's about as far as you can get from the infamous British Rail buffet. Outside has been repainted in bright, cheerful colours. Inside is a long table with newspapers and magazines and, most importantly, a counter loaded with delicious foods. Choose from coffee, cakes, sandwiches, salads or hot meals, all home-cooked and delicious. Service isn't yet as efficient as it might be, but is friendly and helpful.

    The cafe is the first stage in the regeneration of the area around Deptford Station. It's hard not to have reservations about such plans, but this first step at least is a positive one, adding something special to the High Street.

    • Qype User PenToP…
    • London
    • 14 friends
    • 78 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    A unique cafe found near to Deptford Railway station.

    Converted from a 1960's South Eastern train carriage this site is just tucked away off the high street near the markets.

    Fair trade coffees and sustainable farming are the ethics behind this venue, which was unfortunately recently denied a license to keep it's own chickens on site too.

    This is a nice place to come down and try a slice of cake and some tea on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The interiors are interesting if a bit sterile but ultimately it's heart is in the right place.

    Yet another hidden gem in South East London's ever growing plethora of interesting and varied venues.

    • Qype User coldwa…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 29 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    23/7/2010

    Excellent little cafe set in the middle of Deptford high street. The food and coffee here are great with some of the best (if somewhat expensive for the area) cakes i've tried in any coffee shop in London.

    The cafe itself is located inside a disused railway carriage, luckily this novelty is not pushed too hard and an outside decking area is also present. The crowd is a varied mix of students, local people and creatives from the nearby Deptford Creek area.

    The staff are friendly although sometimes they take a while getting your order, but don't let this put you off visiting.

    • Qype User Lucyin…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 13 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/10/2010

    Great place for brunch or lunch. Amazing decked area, perfect for summer. The design of the interior is unique and ever changing . I wish I could buy some of the quirky decorations! Coffee is great, food is good- although they frequently run out of dishes/ingredients. Wish they served alcohol and opened a bit later.

    Highly recommend it!

    • Qype User christ…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/4/2010

    The deptford project is a disused railway carriage that now sits just on the high street. The train carriage has been jazzed up to the max and now is a colourful place to eat.

    The deptford project serves up a nice array of lunch time food and possible has the thickest slices of cake I have seen for a while.

    its also worth going for the Elvis themed toilet!

    • Qype User sarahp…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 38 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    30/7/2010

    Great food
    Grand coffee
    Cool bog
    Trendy artsy shite
    Quirkey staff
    Weird shite on the wall .. .yes yes yes it's very "hip" but....
    Fecking outrageous prices when put next to anything else in Deptford and yes I'm sure it's all fair-trade, organic , locally sourced ( a-hem), and held together with world peace but is that why you go to Deptford ?
    I'm confused!

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/4/2010
    Listed in United Kingdom

    Deptford is not the prettiest of areas but this quaint little nook provides a nice bit of class to the place. Located on Deptford's main street, the cafe is formed from a train carriage and set beside wooden decking, which is perfect for sitting outside on a sunny day. The food and drink i good, cheap and homemade. Great for cakes, lunches, hot and cold drinks and the mood is helped by the excellent music choice - usually 20's/30's jazz and blues. A big thumbs up!

  • 3.0 star rating
    3/5/2012
    1 check-in here

    First time I had homity pie. Was rather good.

  • 4.0 star rating
    26/8/2011

    Had read about this place so was on our try out list next time we were in Deptford. So combined with a swim at the pool round the corner we had a pre-swim lunch on their rather lovely decked outside space. Food was a bit pricey but nicely done. Coffee good. Nice atmosphere and a perfect spot to while away sometime chatting over coffee. I would visit again if we came back to the pool  not so sure I would make a special journey.

  • 4.0 star rating
    20/10/2009

    Really cute redone train car as a cafe.. Yummy coffee and good food.. highly recommended...

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