Thursday, 23 April 2009

Various Kennington bits and pieces

The cafe that was formerly Jado's, formerly Dippy Egg has now been painted dark green and has a large sign on the front proclaiming "Vergie's Cafe" (thanks to readers for spotting it). The Lurking About blog has been getting quite a few clicks from people searching for more information, but unfortunately, the place hasn't opened yet (at least, not of a few days ago) so there's nothing new to add yet.

Residents who have been in the area for some time might remember that there used to be a Labour party "office front" in the Wincott Parade row of shops. Fortunately, Google Street view has immortalised the image (along with that of the local postie). However, within the last month or so that shop front has been replaced with a new shop named "Red Madder", which I finally managed to visit on Saturday. The shop sells some lovely pots and statues for gardens, but is mainly a web based operation. Their website is here and the man that runs the shop is happy to enter into discussions about reducing the postage if you want to order online and pick up locally in Kennington.

On a related note, of interest to local gardeners might be Kennington Gardens Society yearly programme.


Kennington Association said...

Vergies Cafe is now open. A friend and I had 'gourmet burgers' there yesterday lunchtime, with carrot juice. I had beef and brie. Delicious. Once they get some seating downstairs the Ladies Who Lunch will check it out.

Duchy Original said...

I've just had a very nice takeaway lunch from Vergies - hummus, roasted tomato, olive and chilli-jam sandwiches, freshly-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, followed by Victoria sponge cake.

I'll certainly be going back, and not just because it's closer than the Madeira Star.

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