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The changers of Croydon need businesses like Bobski’s Kitchen

Posted on September 30th, by Tom Black in Economics & Business. 3 comments

A brush with death for a local culinary favourite raises long-term questions about the shape of the Croydon to come

The sign pictured above caused a storm when it appeared both physically and across Croydon’s Twittersphere last week. It’s easy to see why – a Croydonian starting a small business, one that brings delicious and oh-so-chic street food to our town centre, no less – then being … Read More »

Five of the best… places in Croydon to bag a bargain

Posted on June 29th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

More dash than cash? Croydon’s the place to go shopping, says Bernadette Fallon

In Surrey Street market

It’s the oldest open air fruit and veg market in the UK and a great place to do your entire weekly fruit and vegetable shop for under a tenner. Stalls are bursting with bowls of produce for a pound – stagger home under the weight of it, because there’s … Read More »

Croydon’s Best Independent Café 2015: the results

Posted on January 20th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 11 comments

We tasted much coffee, we ate much cake. My waistline is a permanent – and slightly juddering – testament to this fact, says Bernadette Fallon

‘We’ were a group who had chatted on Twitter, ended up meeting sporadically for coffee and cake and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if Croydon had awards to recognise all the great independent cafés in the area?’. We set up a group, … Read More »

It’s your chance to vote for Croydon’s Best Independent Café 2015

Posted on November 11th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 4 comments

What’s the best indie coffee shop in Croydon? Your vote counts, says Bernadette Fallon

It’s a place to drink, eat, hang out, look beautiful, hobnob with staff, write your novel, socialise, debate the issues of the day, meet friends, flick your hair at passing interested parties or just sit and stare.

It’s a… coffee shop – and Croydon’s never had them so good or … Read More »