Plumstead Pantry, SE18 1QJ
- 020 8854 8392
- 16 Warwick Terrace, SE18 1QJ
- Mon: closed; Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: noon-4pm
Cafe on the edge of Plumstead Common.
It's quite small, seating only around 30 people inside with a few more out the front when the weather allows. The decor is quite chipboard-heavy, though this seems to be on purpose. Sunlight through the large windows at the front is complemented with dangling bare bulbs.
Kake's slow roast tomatoes with feta, basil, and a slow-cooked egg on sourdough toast (£7) photo was very good. The tomatoes had an excellent flavour and very thin skins, the slow-cooked egg had a runny yolk and wobbly white, the toast was made with actually-fresh sourdough bread, the seasoning was just right, and everything was in the right proportion to everything else. I'd definitely order this again.
They have a decent selection of tea as well as coffee, including a white tea with rose and pomegranate. The latter was made with a Drury Tea pyramid bag filled with loose-leaf tea, and was very tasty.
No service charge was added to the bill. Service was friendly and helpful. A carafe of tap water with fresh mint was brought to the table without us having to ask, and replenished when we finished it. They were also quite happy to cut the crusts off Kake's sourdough toast to assuage a sore mouth.
Child-friendliness: They have a huge stack of highchairs, a pull-down nappy change in the unisex loo, and a collection of toy dinosaurs.
Accessibility: A small step in. Two steps and a slightly uneven floor to get to the toilet.