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Camberwell’s top eats: sandwiches, reggae and a whole lot of coffee

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13 May 2015
Photography of the Sophocles bakery rolls and flowers on display outside

Sophocles Bakery, Camberwell

There are still a few days left to visit this year’s Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Summer Show 2015. Featuring work from a wide range of Art, Design and Communication pathways the exhibition will be open until Friday 15 May, 5pm.

If you are heading to Camberwell to visit the exhibition there are plenty of local places to relax, grab a coffee or a bite to eat. We asked the 2015 Foundation students to give us a rundown of their favourite places.


60 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QZ
Sweet and savoury gluten free crepes, coffee and fresh juice.
Lunch and a drink £6 – £9

‘Maloko is my favourite place in Camberwell, serving the most delicious savoury and sweet pancakes, with friendly staff and the best reggae tunes in a cosy environment. With fresh ingredients and exotic juices made from scratch, this place is good for the soul!’ – Chiara Gilmore (Drawing)

Photograph of the interior of Maloko, Camberwell

Maloko, Camberwell

Photograph of one of the Maloko chefs making crepes in the kitchen

Maloko, Camberwell

St Giles Church
Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8RB

‘The green area outside of St Giles church is great for chilling out, although it is dependent on decent weather!’ – Iona Mitchell (Drawing)

Photograph of students relaxing outside St Giles Church

St Giles Church, Camberwell

The Pigeon Hole Cafe
2 Datchelor place, SE5 7AP
Daily changing menu of salads and sandwiches made using produce from local suppliers. Cakes and sweet treats.
Lunch & coffee: £6.40 – £8
10% discount for students

‘The Pigeon Hole Cafe is great for a cake pick-me-up.’ – Georgia Ward Dyer (Sculpture)

Photograph of the interior of The Pigeon Hole Cafe Camberwell

The Pigeon Hole Cafe, Camberwell

Photograph of the exterior of The Pigeon hole cafe

The Pigeon Hole Cafe, Camberwell

Café Noir
37 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR
Panini’s, wraps and Illy coffee.
Lunch & coffee £5.50 – £7

‘Café Noir £3 grilled Panini’s are the bomb.’ – Jay Sia (3D Product and Spatial)

Photograph of the exterior or Café Noir, Camberwell

Café Noir, Camberwell

Sophocles Bakery

24 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QU
Filled rolls, baquettes and sandwiches. Cakes and pastries.
Roll & soft drink/juice £3 – £5

‘Sophocles Bakery is the best and cheapest (but don’t tell them!) place for lunch.’ – Joshua Von Uexkull (Painting)

Photograph of the exterior of Sophocles Bakery, Camberwell

Sophocles Bakery, Camberwell

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Summer show is open between Monday 11 May – Friday 15 May 2015.

CCW Progression Centre
Foundation Building, 1 Wilson Road, London SE5 8LU

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