Treacle, Columbia Road East London

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Info from treacleworld.com

 

Situated in the heart of the East End’s famous Columbia Road flower market, is the new nostalgia that is TREACLE. A welcome antidote to the ubiquitous coffee-shop chains, and overfussy continental-style patisseries, this is an unashamed celebration of basic British baking.

 

Greeted by the tempting array of fairy cakes, Victoria sponges and fruit loaves, customers will instantly recognize the sights, smells and tastes of a bygone era. But this is no chintzy, rose-tinted delusion of halcyon days – rather a realistic homage to the gritty times of the great British urban tea house (think Lyons) – right down to its drab décor reminiscent of the typically British no-nonsense attitude with its accent on frugality and function. Thus it’s setting in one of the oldest East End markets is wholly appropriate.

 

TREACLE is all about a desire to reintroduce a place in our lives for honest, comfort food.

 

Open: Noon-5pm Sat; 9am-3pm Sun

 

Address:

Treacle

110-112 Columbia Road E2 7RG

www.treacleworld.com

 

Transport: Hoxton or Shoreditch High Street Rail

Telephone: 020 7729 0538

 

 

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