haberdashery love

‘Our food is served on mismatched vintage dishes

Our coffee bowls are stacked higgledy-piggledy on the espresso machine.

Our wall is decorated with a mosaic of victorian fireplace tiles.’

Just looking at this photograph engulfs me with joy. It reminds me of Moomah creative cafe in NYC http://www.moomah.com ( subject of my heart’s desire on pinterest!)

The Haberdashery  (http://www.the-haberdashery.com) is ‘an eatery and coffee house’.  It is located in Crouch End, London and I feel so lucky to live within walking distance.

I remember watching progress when the building was first being prepared for its’ current use.

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The signage outside proudly advertised that ‘The Haberdashery‘ would be opening soon. At that point I was giddy with the prospect of a real haberdashery store in my neighbourhood…what bliss.

Soon afterwards it was clear that this haberdashery was to be a coffee-house, and I admit to being so very disappointed!

How wrong could I be. Soon after it opened it 2010 I became a regular.

It has a rustic, vintage, retro feel to it. Tea-sets, teapots and some handmade items are for sale and form part of the eclectic decor; cosy and inviting.

The Haberdashery is populated by mums after the early morning school run, actors (James McAvoy is a regular!), and by Crouch End workers. It really is a ‘local’ for locals and for visitors who come to escape the high street coffee chains.

Homemade muffins are baked in clay flower pots; charming and quirky. Earlier this week I tried the carrot and orange muffins…moist and scrummy.

I recently bought a pretty pink tea-set; I went back three days in a row to keep my eye on it ( I find decisions difficult, and I admit to dreaming about this tea-set!).

The tea-set is now safely home with me, ready to be used for the launch of The Remakery crafty vintage tea parties.

I will photograph it as soon as it actually stops raining long enough to unpack it and position it in natural light; September perhaps?

Whilst on the subject of (lack of) Summer, The Haberdashery has a cosy, bunting decorated back garden. A real sun-trap (as I recall from last Summer), and an escape from the bustle of Crouch End.

Lunches are wholesome and, as with the muffins, perfect washed down with pudding bowl servings of coffee.

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As if it needs anything else to recommend it, The Haberdashery runs weekly (first Friday of the month) Barboot Sales.

In the words of The Haberdashery:

On the first Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30pm, the Haberdashery turns into a colourful and kaleidoscopic bazaar with community artists, craftspeople and vintage sellers.

Vintage Clothing, Vintage Jewellery, Crafts, Bric a Brac, Antiques, Kitchenalia, Handbags, Vinyls, Flea Market, Vintage Haberdashery, Art, Jumble and much more…

Cocktails served in vintage tea cups, Live Music and a Garden full of Candles and Fairy Lights…

barboot vintage market

http://www.gocitygirl.com/en/GOFashion/?userId=156&entryId=6226

 

22 Middle Lane
Crouch End, N8 London
0208 3428098

Have a good weekend and thank-you for reading.

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