06 August 2014

The Caffeine Chronicles: Daily Goods

UPDATE. Sadly, Daily Goods has now closed permanently.

Camberwell is fast becoming one of south-east London's premier coffee destinations (cf Fowlds), and one of the newest coffee-purveying venues is Daily Goods, which opened at the end of July. Daily Goods sits on an unassuming block on Camberwell's main drag — Camberwell Church Street — and despite its newness, it was busy with an arty, Mac-toting crowd when I visited.

Inside, the space is light and airy, the walls adorned with cool photography. As well as a few seats in the window, there are a handful of tables in the back. I particularly like the bricks-turned-succulent-pots that sit on each table. A La Marzocco sits on the counter and the espresso on the menu comes from Workshop. Although they were serving a single-origin Costa Rican filter coffee, there aren't yet any hand-drip options on the menu.

I ordered an americano and, from the tempting breakfast/brunch menu, an order of avocado on toast. Given the hot weather of the day, I probably could have done with a sightly lighter pourover brew, but the americano (£2.20) was very good. They were serving Workshop's Cult of Done blend, which was rich and slightly sweet.

The avo on toast (£3.70) was also great. The sourdough toast had that great toothsomeness, which always contrasts well with the softness of the avocado, and the hint of chilli gave it all a nice kick. They also serve sandwiches, salads, soups, sweet treats and fresh juices.

Daily Goods is a lovely place to hang out and re-caffeinate, and it's a very welcome addition to a part of London where finding high-quality coffee isn't always easy.

Daily Goods. 36 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8QZ. Website. Twitter.

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