Fay’s Heavenly Deli

The latest addition to Trafalgar Road’s eateries is Fay’s Heavenly Deli at 149 Trafalgar Road. I’ve been there twice now and have had two excellent cooked breakfasts and a lovely hot chocolate.

Run by Fay and her husband, the deli is open seven days a week and serves hot and cold food for breakfast, lunch and even dinner from time to time – see their Facebook page for full opening times.

The inside is warmly decorated with old wooden chairs and tables and there are plans to open up the downstairs to accommodate more customers.




And here is the lovely breakfast, £5 including a drink and fresh bread, lovely jubbly. 🙂

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L’Artisan

French deli and cafe L’Artisan is one of my favourite ‘new’ finds. It isn’t particularly new to Trafalgar Road having been open since 2011, but it is new to my heart. :).

A friend of mine and her family were staying during the summer, and as Trafalgar Cafe isn’t open on a Sunday, I thought a French breakfast would be an excellent start to the day and a good excuse to finally visit this tiny but inviting deli.

We were in luck that day as there was just enough space for six of us plus a buggy. We took up half the shop but there was still space for another table of four.

Scrambled eggs, with mushrooms or ham and bacon, was the hot breakfast option and we were quickly served and seated with drinks whilst we waited for our breakfasts to be cooked. They all arrived about ten minutes later which was quite a reasonable wait time for five dishes.

My dish was the mushroom version and the mushrooms had been cooked in a creamy sauce which was absolutely divine. Also, the scrambled eggs were cooked perfectly – slightly runny and delicious. Heaven.

The ham and bacon version was enthusiastically eaten by my friend’s son and my my other half. A thumbs up all round and a slight pang of jealously from my other half because he wanted my mushroom and cream dish as well. :D.

The deli also sells French and Italian biscuits, conserves, cheese, meats and pasta as well as fresh baguettes, boules, croissants, pastries and tarts. Hot food and drinks can also be ordered to take out.

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Since visiting in the summer, the deli’s owner Joris Barbaray has sold L’Artisan to a local couple called Grace and Dustin Lauw. The Lauws are also French, hailing from Paris, but have been living in Greenwich for the past five years.

As regular customers at L’Artisan, they took an interest in running the deli when Barbaray decided to move on earlier this year. Speaking to Grace three weeks ago, she told me that Barbaray is to be a father and might be moving back to France to continue his cookery training. All good stuff. :).

Dustin has been working with Barbaray to learn all the dishes served at L’Artisan and to continue the business in the same way it has been run since last year. They do have plans for the deli but want to get everything in order for themselves before changing anything.

If you want to keep up to date with the amazing food at L’Artisan, do follow their Twitter account or like them on that there Facebook malarkey.

Good luck to Grace and Dustin, L’Artisan is a wonderful additional to my local high street. Hooray for the French!

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Little Pilates Studio



I’ve been attending various dance classes at Little Pilates Studio on Trafalgar Road for the past two months.

My favourite classes are Barre Fit and Zumba and I am really enjoying popping round the corner for a class after getting home from work. I used to do a lot of disco and contemporary dance at school but it has been a long time since I went to an exercise class!

Barre Fit incorporates elements of Ballet and Pilates and is more about stretching and toning than weight loss. Zumba on the other hand is fast, intense and you sweat a lot! However, both classes are great fun and I am enjoying improving my fitness little by little.

The two instructors I have been exercising with are really friendly and lead the classes really well. One of them is a bit of an exercise nutter and works you flat out but that is the point!

The studio offers a large variety of classes at different levels and classes are available all week at different times. Classes operate on a credits system so you only need to purchase credits to book and attend any class with 24 hours notice. Cool!

Discounted packages are also available and I signed up like a proper healthy person a few weeks back! :D.

So, if you don’t fancy the gym at The Arches or can’t be arsed with swimming either, go and dance and stretch and bend at Little Pilates!

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Trafalgar Cafe

If you fancy a full English Breakfast and you live in Greenwich, look no further than the Trafalgar Cafe at 98 Trafalagar Road. If you live in west Greenwich you will have to enter the scary environs of east Greenwich, but have no fear, the ‘trip’ is worth it.


The cafe was refurbished last year and is fresh and clean with a nice green paint job inside and out. The menu is varied, and the four times I have been there the food has been well cooked and the service quick and friendly. Each of the breakfast set menus cost about £5.50 and come with tea or coffee and two slices of lovely thick bread. Good value for money says I.

My only criticism is that there are too many tables inside, making the seating area seem squashed and a bit uncomfortable. Taking out one row of tables would give everyone plenty of space to sit comfortably and this way the tables could be filled properly. You often see people looking through the window wanting to come in but turning away from the cafe as there doesn’t seem to be enough space.

Here a few shots from two recent trips to the cafe:


Set Menu A, so much bacon (yum yum yum), sausages are a bit average, excellent fried egg, good farty beans


Two lovely thick slices of bread with Set Menu A


Set menus include tea or coffee


Set Menu C, really good mushrooms, lovely tommies, more stupendous bacon and lovely egg

Go on, have that naughty breakfast this weekend, you won’t regret it. Go for a walk down to the river afterwards to walk off the calories, that will make you feel less guilty, promise.

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