'Foodie heaven' as the new eat.shop guide calls us. Traditional quality food and good value.
The corner shop and café specialise in organic, locally produced, and fairtrade produce, sourced direct from the farm where possible. A century ago, the Dairy sold milk, butter and cheese from 8 cows kept in the cowshed behind the shop. Today in the café - the former cowshed – enjoy freshly prepared breakfasts and light lunches; fresh fish and oysters; home-made soups.
The shop has a range of fresh organic fruit and veg; organic milk and British and Continental farmhouse cheeses; free range eggs; fine teas and coffees; artisan breads, pastries and cakes – small-batch jams and honeys; Dijon mustard, spices, olive oils and general groceries.
If you still hanker for a Kola Kube or the hit of a sherbet fountain then take a trip to 130 Columbia Road.
Suck & Chew peddles every conceivable sweet you can remember, and some you don't, while their delightfully named Vintage Tat range of pocket money treats brings out the inner kid in everyone. And, if you can't find what loved as a kid, just ask, from Coltsfoot rock to a stuffed dog on wheels: Shopkeepers Vicki and McCaulay will happily track it down. Watch out for S&C Prezzie boxes and Christmas gifts, guaranteed to delight children of all ages.
Treacle is an unashamed celebration of basic British baking. Greeted by the tempting array of fairy cakes, Victorian sponges and fruit scones, customers will instantly recognise the sights, smells and tastes of a bygone era. But this is no chintzy, rose tinted delusion of halcyon days- rather a realistic homage to the gritty times of the great British urban tea house (think Lyons)- right down to its drab décor, reminiscent of the typically British no-nonsense attitude with its accent on frugality and function – perfect for these hard times! Now comfortably settled into our larger shop, we also offer a selection of vintage kitchen furniture and accessories – just like your granny used to have - to help you recreate the good old days.