Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Onket, Dec 6, 2011.
Looks pretty serious
If the prices aren't sky high this will prove very handy for me.
La Fauxmagerie – the UK’s first vegan cheesemonger opens in Brixton Village, Friday 8th Feb
I wonder if it also does alcohol free champagne
Good for them, but technically can it be called cheese? Under Codex "cheese" is a protected definition /pedant.
Pretty sure they can call it 'vegan cheese' if they want. Or Gary.
Vegan cheese renamed 'Gary' after dairy-lover's rant goes viral
Anyone know anything about this place on Atlantic Road? There's nowt online.
It's a Polish bar & restaurant.
If they sell Polish lager, preferably on tap, at a reasonable price ill be pleased with this addition.
It was the old Elephant Shoes shop wasn't it?
The very same!
Haha. Ha. Hahaha. Ha.
Going by the prices their suppliers charge online, which seem to be around £50-60 a kilo, this looks like it's definitely aimed at the luxury end of the market.
I figured that. Shame. It would be great if Brixton had an affordable deli specialising in vegan food.
Given that our local greengrocers has just been handed a 100% rent rise the chances of that look slim.... More likely we'll be coughing up a pound for a single orange before long.
Oranges currently 4 for £1 in most Brixton greengrocers.
Ru talking about the market stalls? Not the same as shops.
As far as I know cuppa tee is further up Brixton Road. He is talking about the shops half way up towards Oval.
In Loughborough Junction a local shop I use has also been recently handed a 100% rent increase. He may call it a day as it could make his business not feasible.
Why landlords think they can just hand out 100% rent increases is the problem.
Shops. In Electric Avenue.
These are the big navel oranges we are talking about, fat juicy ones, currently retailing at £1 for 3 or 50p for a single, anyway I was visualising a future dystopian yuppie orange market as seen in zone 1 London or Manhattan not SW9 in the present time.
Gramsci is correct here the shops at the bottom end of Brixton Rd, and the increasing number of food outlets catering for lunchtime trade from the Kennington Park business centre is at least partly responsible for the rent rises, the lady in Chelsea Fruit and Veg said the landlord has looked at rent levels and decided to ramp his up. We have recently lost the cobblers and a kinky underwear/body shaper outlet...both have become sandwich shops. Obviously the margins on prepared food are better than retail.
It could be something similar starting to happen in LJ. I was surprised the gentrification was reaching LJ as there are still some empty shops. There are a couple of private flat developments gone up in LJ. After being empty for a long time slowly filling up. Potentially more in the pipeline as more developers are assembling land to build on. So maybe some landlords see change coming to areas further out from central Brixton.
I use the Mediterranean deli at Oval end of Brixton road sometimes on way to work. They are really nice and notice they prepare a lot of take away food in morning. Fits in with what you say. They aren't cheap though. So I don'tuse them that often.
Landlords have a parasitical realationship with ordinary working people/ small family run business. They push to see how much money they can extract from them for doing nothing themselves. Living off the hard labour of others. If your area is "improving" they think they can extract more from you. Your hard work counts for nothing for these parasites.
Just trier some of the vegan cheeses. Some were really tasty. No idea of the prices mind, so my enthusiasm may evaporate if they're super pricey.
Apparently someone has threatened to sue the shop for using the word cheese.
went in on Sunday, it was everything you would expect of the new wave of Brixton Market people, young, middle class and full of enthusiasm for their product. price is comparable to high end cheese's (£5.25 for 125g) fits in nicely with the Desperately Ella or whatever she's called. as a cheese alternative I was disappointed (not tasting like cheese at all) as a taste it was good. they also have vegan honey mainly made from agave syrup
I get vegan honey ( agave syrup) from Nour Cash and Carry. I was surprised but honey is not vegan.
The two young women who run it are from the Rhondda which is not an area I immediately associate with the middle classes. Shame they're as expensive as you say though.
Is £2 a fair price for a cup of hot water and lemon?
Been posted before but worth reading to bring home the reality of what it means to run a small business selling food and drink.
I should have put the "honey" in quotation marks
the problem with that article is that it doesn't say if she just had the hot water and lemon, if it was then I think charging her is fair enough, if she had other things then I don't think she should have been charged. (sweeping generalisations alert) In my experience cafe's and restaurants that are in heavy tourist area's tend/have to maximise everything as there is very little in the way of repeat customers, whereas those who aren't tend to be more aware of the need for repeat customers and are more flexible
I think it can be assumed from the original review that this is all she ordered.
This place is absolutely awful. I went out for afternoon tea with some friends and I was on a tight budget. I ordered hot water and a slice of lemon which, firstly, did not arrive on time with all my friends cake and drinks. I was then charged £2 for the hot water and a thin slice of lemon. When I asked why I was being charged so much for some water the waiter rudely said "well, do you know how much a lemon costs?" Yes, its definitely not £2. He then went on to wrongly inform me that a 'pot of tea for one' (which is what I was charged for) is the same price as a lemon. To show just how ridiculous this is, my friend ordered a slice of chocolate cake which was £1.90.
The reviewer sounds like a proper knob.
Imagine her cup of hot water not arriving on time with all her friends cake!
looking at the cafe's website it seems her friend got a bargain at £1.90 for the slice of cake as they normally charge £3.90 methinks someone's telling porkies
From the Telegraph - UK's first vegan 'cheese' monger is misleading customers, dairy industry complains
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