Just off the Old Kent Road is a modern café serving smashed avocado by day and espresso martinis by night.
When people walk into the Williams Lynch office on Bermondsey Street and explain why they are looking to relocate to the area, they almost always mention being drawn to the area by the cute local cafés and pubs on the doorstep of their prospective homes.
Crol & Co fills that brief perfectly. This charming neighbourhood cafe is situated on Dunton Road only five minutes’ walk from plenty of bus routes on the Old Kent Road and Southwark Park Road/Grange Road. It’s also bang on the Waterloo to Greenwich cycle highway.
The owners of this cafe have considered this location and even provided a bicycle rack for anyone dropping by from the nearby cycle path.
Inside, you’ll find a delicious offering: artisan coffee from Grind, all day breakfasts and toasted sandwiches, gluten-free cakes and pastries.
Smashed avocado on sourdough toast is a popular choice on the menu here – you can choose a generous topping of eggs, bacon, salmon… or more avocado if you wish!
Crol & Co took over what used to be a betting shop and its owners run an online vintage shop. Their attention to detail is evident from the quirky old portraits adorning the walls to the snug back room with its fireplace and colourful paraphernalia.
But it just gets better. The cafe has a licence and by night Crol & Co dims the lights and serves a selection of cocktails, wines and beers.
Supper Clubs evenings are held regularly at Crol & Co – including a “vegan extravaganza” event this October.
Crol & Co is on 77 Dunton Road, SE1 5TW
Opening times: Mon-Tues 8am-5pm, Weds-Fri 8.30am-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-10.30pm
Are you looking for property in the SE1 area? If you’re looking to sell or buy property in Lambeth, London Bridge, Bermondsey, Southwark or Borough, contact local SE1 estate agents Williams Lynch.