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A regularly updated guide to top Forest Hill cafes and coffee houses. It is brought to you by The Forest Hill Guide which has pages on the best SE23 bars, cafes, restaurants and shops plus detailed local history & property guides, It is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which covers independent businesses from Bermondsey down to Bromley.

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No 41  (est. 2016)                  
41 Brockley Rise
Coffee: Monmouth roasted coffee
Sandwiches & paninis
Gourmet burgers
Mediterranean influenced menu, using local butchers


The Archie Parker (est 2014)
55a Dartmouth Road 
020 8699 4818
Cakes and Crumpets
Mon- Tues 08:00-16:00
Wednesday Closed
Thurs-Fri 08:00-16:00
Sat 09:00-16:00
Sun 08:00-15:00
Take away service (phone orders taken)
Local delivery service due.    

Forest Hill Pools Cafe (est. 2021)
Dartmouth Road
SE23 3HZ)
Opening times:
Monday - Friday 15:15-18:30
Saturday 09:00-16:30
Bank Holidays 15:15-18:30
Healthy snacks. Cold drinks.
Coffees and other hot drinks.

David’s Road
Honor Oak
Honor Oak

London Road

St David’s (Est: 2009)
5 David Road, 
SE23 3EP
020 8291 6646
Owners: Jordan, Russell & Sian
Coffee: Square Mile
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Pop Ups
Wine & Craft beer
Closed: Mondays

Grounds & Grapes (est. 2017)        
41 Honor Oak Park
020 3489 2862
Contact: *
Closed: *
Coffee shop
Wine bar

Two Spoons (est. 2017)        
72 Honor Oak Park
020 8699 8998
Contacts: Rosemary & Luca
Closed: Mondays
Cafe in the day and bar in the evening, 
Garden at the rear

Horniman Cafe
100 London Road
SE22 0RS
020 8699 4666
Owners: Anthony & Kosmas
Hot meals.
Pastries, cakes,
Fair-trade teas and coffees 
Cold drinks.
Beers and wine
Ipen: 7 days a week

London Road

Perry Vale


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Canvas & Cream (est. 2012)
18 London Road,, 020 8699 9589
A revolutionary, new concept art gallery, restaurant, workshops, studios and therapy space: an entirely new way for audiences to engage with the arts.
Brunch/lunch Tues-Fri 10.00-17:00 
Sat & Sun 10.00-16:00 Sunday Roast & Specials till 17:00
Dinner Tues-Sat 18:00 - 21.:30. Closed Mondays


south east families

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Forest Cafe & Bistro (est. 2020)
193e-g Perry Vale
SE23 2JF map
020 3674 2152
Owner: Hasan Toguz
Turkish and English favourites
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