Deli Felice, SE16 7JQ

Nice little cafe/sandwich shop near Rotherhithe Station, opened in July 2008.

It seats just 16 people, though the tables and chairs aren't crowded in at all. There are large windows at the front to let in the sunlight, and the airy feel is enhanced by white walls and terracotta-tiled floor. It also hosts a frequently-changing exhibition of works by local artists, and according to an article in the Spring 2009 South Bermondsey Partnership newsletter, the cafe owners don't take any commission from works sold.

For eat-in, order at the counter, and your food/drinks will be brought to your table. Pay when you order or when you leave, up to you. The menu photo 1, photo 2 is based around made-to-order sandwiches (up to three fillings for £3.10, as of April 2011), pastries, salads, and a couple of pasta dishes. The meats, cheeses, and other items from the deli counter are available by weight, to take away, and there are also shelves with a small selection of Italian groceries such as pasta, olive oil, and pasta sauces.

Kake has visited a couple of times now, most recently in April 2011. Service has always been helpful and friendly, and on all my visits (mostly mid-afternoon on a weekday) there have been several other customers in, including some who seemed to be regulars. A pastry in March 2010 was fine. A sandwich in April 2011 was also fine, with plenty of wafer-thin provolone, some decent prosciutto cotto, and a generous helping of artichoke hearts. The bread (brown bap) was a bit dry, but perhaps I should have chosen one of the others on offer (ciabatta, focaccia, etc).

Accessibility: Steepish but very short slope at the entrance (looks like a smoothed-over step). Once you're in, there's a small step (around 2 inches) and a corner to negotiate to get to the loo (single cubicle, not huge but not tiny either).

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Last visited by Kake, April 2011. Opening hours taken from the Deli Felice website, January 2014.

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