Finding a good local café is important, and we think the best ones combine location, atmosphere, and, of course, great coffee. To help with your search, we’ve compiled a list of the best up and coming cafés in Croydon, all a stone’s throw away from our Addiscombe Grove CR0 development. Some are colourful, some are cosy, but all of them live and breathe the spirit of Croydon, which is why we love them.
Crushed Bean Croydon
This independent cafe is on the High Street near Surrey Street Market, a short walk from Addiscombe Grove CR0. Serving speciality coffee, cakes, smoothies and a top selection of toasties with lots of vegan options (The Popeye toastie is our favourite). Open 8am-2pm on weekdays, this is the ideal local business to get your morning caffeine fix from or a grab a quick lunch.
Matthews Yard is a non-profit community and cultural venue located in the heart of West Croydon. Their primary premises, a seven minute cycle from Addiscombe Grove CR0, includes a multi-function events space, a café and vegan kitchen with a heavy emphasis on local snacks and drinks and regularly rotating exhibitions by local artists. Their second premises in Exchange Square provides low-cost desks and private offices for local creatives.
Croydon Clocktower is an arts and museum complex centrally located on Katherine Street, which has a buzzing café inside. Occupying a stunning open space, the Clocktower Café serves a wide variety of delicious breakfast options as well as burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Our favourites are the veggie monty and goat’s cheese melt.
The Tram Stop
Just opposite Addiscombe tram stop, The Tram Stop is a tucked away little restaurant with great coffee and an extensive menu that has breakfast options, more substantial lunches and very tempting baked goods and gelato. We love their bacon roll with a strong flat white.
Although these are our favourite up and coming cafés in Croydon, there are so many more to discover. The Borough of Croydon is teeming with hidden gems that make it a fantastic location for city makers. You might also want to check out our post about up and coming cafés in Tottenham.