Catford Mews Review: Homeboy and I were out exploring Catford last week when we discovered Catford Mews. It’s an entertainment venue with a cinema, bar, coffee shop and a few food vendors. It’s very much a community hub frequented by locals wanting something tasty to eat and a place to use their laptop or catch up with a friend. We shared a couple of dishes, so I’ll tell you about those in this article. If you’re not sure where Catford is, it’s in the Borough of Lewisham, London SE6.
Catford Mews Food Vendors and Coffee
During the day you can pop into Catford Mews and head for Compound Coffee which is an independent coffee shop. They serve ethically sourced and locally roasted coffee which is very good. Treat yourself to a croissant, pastry or one of the sourdough toasties while you’re hanging out. We tried the Mature Cheddar with Caramelised Onion which was made to order and very tasty.
Cheese Toastie From Compound Coffee
Three food vendors are next to the coffee bar. We tried a Vegan Patty filled with Carrots, Peas, Potato, Turmeric, Onion, Herbs and Spices and a side of Plantains from the PattyMan. The patty was delicious with the flaky pastry, which is the nicest I’ve ever tasted. The plantain was perfectly cooked and not at all greasy, and we enjoyed sharing this dish. The PattyMan call themselves The Home of the Urban Patty. They source ingredients from local suppliers, and each patty is handmade, which is why they taste so good!
Vegan Patty and Plantain From PattyMan
The two other vendors are Daun’s Deli, a Scandinavian Plant-Based Deli food. Scandi flavours and cooking techniques combined with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspiration. Expect hot dishes, salads, open sandwiches and more. Fuse serves Japanese street food, including Japanese free-range Chicken Kara-agé and Tofu Kara-agé. I had a peek at food eaten by other customers from both vendors, and it looked tempting.
Catford Mews Cinema and Bar
Catford Mews has a cinema towards the back of the building. It has three cinema screens, and they show all the big movies for adults, teenagers and families with kids. You can hire a screen for a private event which is good to know.
Bar and Screens
Stop at the bar for a bottle of ale from Brockley Brewery, a South East London brewery. If you fancy a glass of vino, Indigo Wine is available here. They are a South East London importer and agent for artisan wines. With comfy sofas, this is a relaxing place to hang out after work whether you are there to watch a movie or not.
Check out the events listing section on the website for Wine Wednesdays, Comedy and more.
Catford Mews Information
Famous Catford Cat
To find out more about this community hub, go to the Catford Mews Website. The address is 32 Winslade Way, Catford Centre, London SE6 4JU. If you enter the Shopping Centre via Rushey Green, you’ll see the giant cat sitting on a pole above your head. You can reach Catford via Catford Station or Catford Bridge Station which are very close to each other. Check online for the various opening times for each food vendor, the coffee shop and the bar. Read my Ten Things To Do In Catford article and see more pictures on my Love Catford London Pinterest Board. Enjoy your visit.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.