Stuffins, CR0 1EA
- 020 8686 9090
- 2 Mint Walk, CR0 1EA
- Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm; Sat-Sun: closed
Sandwich shop in Croydon, just off the High Street. It's quite small inside, with only three cramped tables for eat-in.
The daily queue out the door at lunchtimes might be attributed to its convenient location to the Council office around the corner. Convenience certainly does play a part, but the delicious fresh bread, varied and unique daily specials, and friendly staff are the real reason you'll almost always wait a bit before being served. The queue does move quickly though and it's definitely worth the wait.
Along with salads, soups (though not in the summer months), and jacket potatoes, there are two "fillings of the day" (veggie and non); and a selection of breads to choose from: basic sliced white and brown, granary bloomers, focaccia, baguettes, and large baps. A sample of vegetarian selections has included spring onion, veggie sausage and egg mayo, Mexican lime chili (using rice as a base), aubergine, feta and basil with spicy tomato, and Greek salad. Bec usually has the granary bloomer, and as of August 2015 sandwiches cost between £2.50-£2.80. Fizzy pops and a small selection of crisps as well as home-baked cakes, flapjacks and biscuits are also available.
They also serve breakfast. Breakfast baps are a particular favourite as is the coffee - regular or "gourmet" with flavoured syrups for £2 at the same size as a chain coffee's medium.
Bec's verdict: I would eat here everyday if I had the time and money to do so.
Kake's verdict: Much more interesting fillings than your average sandwich shop, and reasonably priced too. If you're in the area and want a quick lunch, I'd definitely recommend it.
- Photos of menu as of November 2014: 1, 2
- Photo of vegetarian daily special sandwich in September 2015 (feta, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and chilli oil)
- Photo of vegetarian sausage, egg, and spring onion roll in January 2017