I love love love Halloumi and I completely agree you want a brunch type thing but not a fry up. It sounds great! Was it a busy street? Or fairly quiet?
Cafe of Good Hope
Hither Green, London
48-50 St John's Road, London SW11 1PR
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Yesterday I had a coffee here and i really enjoy it. The staff are very nice and friendly, they serve quick and with smile, as it should be. The Cafe is owned by a some foundation and while you are drinking your coffee you fell like you are doing good. Coffee of good hope is one of my places.
We were looking for a Sunday Breakfast that wasn't necessarily a fry-up; a place that offered good ingredients and tastes but was it possible in and around Catford?
I'm not too sure the Barista really understood how to make a Cortado but the coffee was a like a strong Latte.
I chose Bacon and Halloumi with Rocket and Chilli Jam Sandwich which I loved and haven't as yet managed to recreate.
We sat on the street which was fine.
It is a little pricier but you get waht you pay for and this seems a nice place.
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bexb-d, 18 September 2012:
This really is the best cafe in the area, they serve amazing tea/coffee and do a wonderful brunch menu. It has a great atmosphere and has really lifted the feeling in the Hither Green area. To top it off the staff are warm, friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome – what more could you ask for?!
Some of us have been waiting years for a coffee shop in Hither Green, and in the past six months two have opened!
The Cafe of Good Hope is the latest purveyor of coffee, tea, cakes and savouries on Hither Green Lane and it's already found a place in many people's hearts.
Weekday mornings see a steady stream of mums and prams, giving way to those looking for something more for lunch than a supermarket sandwich. If mushroom and rosemary or spicy parsnip soup is on the menu - don't pass it up. Both are delicious and have helped me through the early gloomy days of 2011!
And then there's the cakes... Made locally, there's something for everyone: cupcakes, lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut, chocolate. I watched a delivery of cupcakes come in one day and the next day, only four remained. Someone in Hither Green is partial to cupcakes!
The cafe was set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation and aims to be a community hub. It's run by Bobby Mizen, with great support from his brothers and sisters, and the profits from the cafe go towards the work of the foundation - so you can enjoy your cake even more knowing you're supporting this great charity! Bobby's keen to see the cafe used by community groups and Hither Community Association and a book group is already using the space regularly.
The cafe's been selected to have a backyard makeover, courtesy of This Morning's Garden Angels and Diarmuid Garvin, so 2011 may be the year of al fresco dining in Hither Green!
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We're getting a bit spoilt for choice with cafes and coffee shops in "The Green", and the Cafe of Good Hope is a charming addition.
Light and spacious, yet still cosy and quaint, the cafe has a friendly vibe, and the fact that all the profits go to such a good cause - the Jimmy Mizen Foundation - is lovely.
It's worth paying a vist to support the Foundation, of-course, but you won't be disappointed by the yummy treats on offer. Soups, pastries, great coffee and - seriously - the BEST Victoria sponge I've ever eaten, with the butteriest butter icing I've ever tasted.
Can't wait to see the garden makeover!
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