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It's a fairly typical traditional British cafe, though following a mid-2016 refurbishment which saw the blue plastic chairs and beige formica tables replaced by a more upmarket wood effect, the ambience is now comparable to [[Golden Chefs Cafe, CR0 2TA|Golden Chefs Cafe]] down the road. Large mirrors line one wall, vintage photos and prints adorn another, and a couple of plants sit in large pots in a corner by the window. There's seating for around 30 in the front part and more up some stairs at the back.
It's a fairly typical greasy spoon, less upmarket than [[Golden Chef's Grill, CR0 2TA|Golden Chef's Grill]] down the road. The chairs are blue plastic, the tables are covered in beige formica, and the frontage is basically all window. Large mirrors line one wall, and a couple of plants sit in large pots in a corner by the window. Menus sit on each table, and the dishes on offer are further advertised via illustrated signs and a blackboard on the wall. There's seating for 36 people (9 tables of 4) in the front part and a further 24 up some stairs at the back.
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[[Kake]] has visited several times, most recently on a Thursday lunchtime in February 2017. I generally come on a weekday, arriving around noon to 12:30pm, and there are usually only two or three other customers in. Service is always friendly (though it should be noted that the staff recognise me now, so that might be part of it).
[[Kake]] visited on a Saturday lunchtime in March 2012. There were only three other customers when I arrived around 12:30pm, one of them chatting to the staff member behind the counter.
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An egg and bacon roll in March 2016 <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/25915459342/ photo]</small> was fine, with a creamy (but not runny) yolk on the egg, decent enough bacon, and a soft roll with a gently crackly crust.
Set breakfast 2 (&pound;4.50) <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6970198449/ photo]</small> consisted of egg, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, beans, two slices of toast, and tea or coffee. The egg was nicely done, with a runny yolk. The bacon was a bit tough, and a bit greasy; the hash browns were also a bit greasy. Mushrooms and beans were fine. I was very pleased with the toast, which was made with proper wholemeal bread (I could taste and feel the bran) rather than the caramel-dyed "brown" stuff; it was also pre-buttered, which I prefer.
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Cooked breakfast in February 2017 <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/33039042491/ photo]</small> was perfectly competent, with decent-quality baked beans and tinned tomatoes, well-browned mushrooms, a runny yolk on the egg, and nicely spiced black pudding.
Accessibility: A step to get in. Fairly wide aisle between the door and the counter. The chairs are fixed to the tables, but the table-chair combination is not fixed to the floor. The toilet (and some of the seating) is up some stairs to the back.
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Accessibility: A step to get in. Fairly wide aisle between the door and the counter. The toilet (and some of the seating) is up some stairs to the back.

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* [http://london-road-croydon.org/history/0152-adams-cafe.html Historical info on The Past and Present of Croydon's London Road]
* Photos of the menu as of March 2012: [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6970222075/ breakfasts], [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6970222075/ lunches], [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/6824105774/ dinners]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], February 2017.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], March 2012.</div>
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Greasy spoon cafe on London Road in Croydon.

It's a fairly typical greasy spoon, less upmarket than Golden Chef's Grill down the road. The chairs are blue plastic, the tables are covered in beige formica, and the frontage is basically all window. Large mirrors line one wall, and a couple of plants sit in large pots in a corner by the window. Menus sit on each table, and the dishes on offer are further advertised via illustrated signs and a blackboard on the wall. There's seating for 36 people (9 tables of 4) in the front part and a further 24 up some stairs at the back.

Kake visited on a Saturday lunchtime in March 2012. There were only three other customers when I arrived around 12:30pm, one of them chatting to the staff member behind the counter.

Set breakfast 2 (£4.50) photo consisted of egg, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, beans, two slices of toast, and tea or coffee. The egg was nicely done, with a runny yolk. The bacon was a bit tough, and a bit greasy; the hash browns were also a bit greasy. Mushrooms and beans were fine. I was very pleased with the toast, which was made with proper wholemeal bread (I could taste and feel the bran) rather than the caramel-dyed "brown" stuff; it was also pre-buttered, which I prefer.

Accessibility: A step to get in. Fairly wide aisle between the door and the counter. The chairs are fixed to the tables, but the table-chair combination is not fixed to the floor. The toilet (and some of the seating) is up some stairs to the back.

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Last visited by Kake, March 2012.

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