Koffees And Kream, SE18 6JF

Cafe-bar in Woolwich.

The interior has a semi-industrial feel, with a multitude of light fittings including bare bulbs encased in wire cages, and others resembling upside-down electric candles in jam jars. An exposed I-beam runs diagonally across the ceiling, with structural-looking poles coming off it, and panels of rusted corrugated steel hang here and there on the walls.

The bar is backed with white tiles and faced with reclaimed timber, echoed on the menu with a photo of weathered boards. The industrial aspects of the decor are further softened by the line of half-height booths that runs along one wall, and a long upholstered banquette at the back. A large window at the front and a row of openable windows opposite the bar let in plenty of light.

It's licensed to serve alcohol, and offers wines by the glass as well as a few spirits and bottled beers (a display of craft beers from the local Hop Stuff brewery was prominent on our visit).

Kake visited on a Wednesday lunchtime in September 2015. It was pretty full when I arrived around 1:30pm, with only a couple of free tables, but I seemed to have hit the peak of the lunch rush as people were already starting to leave as I sat down. There were a fair few people coming and going throughout my visit, though. Music was playing, fairly perky, not too loud.

I had a chicken and tomato sandwich (£3.10 for the chicken sandwich plus 30p for the tomato) photo. This was pretty good for what it was, with large pieces of flavourful chicken and just the right amount of (optional) mayonnaise. The bread was nothing special but did the job.

A cup of tea (£1.30) was requested "very weak" but arrived relatively strong, as they left the bag in and then left it to sit for a minute before delivering it, but they happily replaced this when the problem was pointed out.

No service charge was added to the bill; instead, there was a tip saucer on the counter next to the till where you pay.

Accessibility: No steps to get in, just a small ridge (the photo on this page shows steps, but there's a long ramp to the left). No steps to the seating or the toilets, and the ladies' toilet has a relatively large cubicle (though no grab bars or anything like that). There may be an accessible toilet too, but we didn't confirm this.

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Last visited by Kake, September 2015. Opening hours taken from the Koffees & Kream website, September 2015.
OS X co-ord: 543443 OS Y co-ord: 178917 (Latitude: 51.491009 Longitude: 0.0647642)
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