Situated on the listed Victorian promenade, our Columbia Road site harks back to a time gone by. With no trace remaining of the Victorian local timber trade (aside from the original wooden shop fronts, which subtly nod to their heritage), the street has evolved over time and independent local trade can still be found alive and well. Centring around the world famous London destination that is Columbia Road flower market, where local residents have been buying their bouquets on Sundays for generations, the street also offer homeware, jewelry, records, Mexican pottery, and renowned hair stylists. The trading community surrounding our Columbia Road site is truly an honour to be part of and the Pavilion is proud to be a member of the East End Trades Guild
As with our original park cafe, the concept here is straightforward – well-priced fresh bread, great coffee and pastries to take away with all the charm of a traditional local shop (inspired by and as a result of our burgeoning in-house sourdough bakery.)
On top of this, lunch sees us serving our daily changing filled baguettes and Sri-Lankan dahl. Our customers include everyone from local photographers, designers, parents on the school run and crucially our neighbouring traders.
Get up early on Sunday and treat yourself to an hour or so of listening to black metal with darkened windows and scented candles at Crypt of the Wizard record shop, brave the sunlight, get an oyster in the yard on Ezra Street to soothe the hangover and frighten away the demons. After gathering your redemptive bunch of flowers come in for a coffee or two, get wired and then head to the iconic wooden clad Royal Oak pub to calm your nerves.