Blackbird Bakery

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Eden Green
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Blackbird Bakery

Post by Eden Green »

Has anyone noticed the blackbird bakery signs in the window of the old party shop. That would be nice for Sydenham. It’s a good south london business.
prince
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Post by prince »

Yes, great news for Sydenham!!!

Very welcome.
El Cid
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Post by El Cid »

Fantastic news! Also, there's some sort of cafe about to open next to Billings.
Clovers
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Post by Clovers »

Great for Sydenham!

The cafe nr Billings, what shop is that replacing?
angela53
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Post by angela53 »

It could possibly be Santander, the bank/building society which has been empty for a while
Anyway all good news for Sydenham
stone-penge
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Post by stone-penge »

avocado-on-toast finally hits Sydenham!
owlwise
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Post by owlwise »

Fantastic news!
Clovers
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Post by Clovers »

Noticed the new signs today and that the cake shop next door has gone - wonder if BB will take that site too...
KPR
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Post by KPR »

Was wondering the same - but that’s a very big site when you include the bits behind the shop so I wonder if Blackbird would need it.

Shame about the old bakery - I quite liked its old school feel and it did very good doughnuts.
Rachael
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Post by Rachael »

The Cake Store is still operating as an occasion cake supplier, with orders taken online and shipped nationwide. So I assume they are still using everything bar the shop front.
pip
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Post by pip »

RIP Slatters as a lot of us remember it. The waft of baking bread in Mayow road on a cold morning.
The Lady
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Post by The Lady »

Hello,
Is there a date for when Blackbird bakery will open? Thanks.
RJM
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Post by RJM »

Blackbird's Instagram says it will be the beginning of August with a small pop up for bread, coffee and pastry whilst they finish off the rest of the shop and a garden.

It looks like the Cake Shop has been let as well, although presumably to someone else. Anyone have an idea who it might be going to?
sophie
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Post by sophie »

I heard that it is going to be a florist.
KEVD
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Post by KEVD »

Opens on Monday the 16th of August at 8am. By the looks of it not a full opening. Only a takeaway service to start with.
Clovers
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Post by Clovers »

sophie wrote: 8 Aug 2021 20:13 I heard that it is going to be a florist.
That will really brighten that corner.
Cathy
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Post by Cathy »

Quick, quick it's open! Just walked past it.
hannahjf
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Post by hannahjf »

I popped in for some lunch and a coffee today - very friendly service and a delicious sandwich! It's lovely to see different places open up on the high street.
SIMONTREWIN
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Post by SIMONTREWIN »

Lovely to see it open!
sparticus
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Post by sparticus »

I see that there is a planning notice affixed to the old Slatters premises notifying an application to build six flats and the construction of a mezzanine floor. Their website says that they still supply cakes but no longer bespoke ones. I assume the manufacture has been outsourced. I never quite understood why Slatters folded as it always seemed thriving, with a good lunchtime trade in sandwiches etc., and should have been relatively lockdown proof. Maybe the owners, who according to the planning notice are still members of the Slatters family, are cashing in on the land value of the building and it’s going the way of so many other shops and pubs. Though I never rated their bread particularly, it’s a shame it’s gone.
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