Bella Nova, 304 Brockley Road

It's time to right a wrong and ensure that a new(ish) Brockley establishment gets a mention before the Newcomer of the Year vote.Bella Nova opened in Midtown in the autumn and is one part Central Perk, one part greasy spoon, serving everything from lattes and ciabatta to full English breakfasts.Please share your reviews here.

Coming soon: Grounds and Grapes

The store front in HOPGrounds and Grapes is a new coffee shop and bar that's taking shape in Honor Oak (41 Honor Oak Park). They've been recruiting for a chef and have launched a holding website.To follow them on Instagram, click here.

Browns Doubles Down

Browns of Brockley has always been too popular for its tiny footprint, so the news that it is expanding in to the vacant Speedicars office is an early Christmas present for dedicated Brownies.The team confirm that they inked the deal a week ago and will soon be expanding, giving them more space and flexibility in ...

Number 50 Friendly Street, Friendly Street

@BrockleyCentral a new shop serving coffee, treats and bites has opened in St Johns/South Deptford. Worth a mention! @no50friendly— Tom Forman (@TomFormanUK) November 1, 2017 Exit Swiftkill, enter Number 50 Friendly Street. Opening next week, the replacement for the pest control office promises to be a classic cafe, with plenty of tea and cake.St ...

Mouse Tail, Deptford

Another local archway-dwelling venue, Mouse Tail is the newish coffee shop underneath Deptford Station (Archway 3).A cosier version of Peckham's Blackbird Bakery, its chocolate-block walls cocoon customers in a woozy half-light - you will need the coffee just to stay awake.

Brockley Mess for sale

Would it not be easierIn that case for the governmentTo dissolve the peopleAnd elect another?- The Solution, Bertold BrechtMidtown cafe The Brockley Mess is up for sale. The estate agents say:"Contemporary coffee shop & restaurant for sale situated in a desirable location within Brockley. Well-presented trade area measuring approximately 1,066 sq ft (GIA) for 51 ...

Hullabaloo, Deptford

Hullabaloo is a new Indian cafe on Douglas Way, Deptford. It joins a growing list of food options in the area and is a stone's throw from Deptford Market Yard.Its website gives nothing away, so if you've had a chance to try it out, please share your thoughts here.

Bite Mi, 3 Brockley Cross

Bite Mi is now open. The new Vietnamese cafe in Brockley Cross is a low-fi set-up, with stripped-down decor and a straightforward menu that focuses on classic home-cooked Vietnamese dishes.Reviews please!

Ladywell Fields cafe burgled

The Ladywell Fields cafe, run by local charity Ten Thousand Hands, has been burgled and around £6,000 of equipment has been stolen. The Evening Standard reports:"Callous thieves allegedly broke into the Ten Thousand Hands Cafe in Ladywell Fields in the early hours of Sunday morning."The café, which opened in 2014, has been used to train ...

Good Hope Ladywell – Opening December 8

The charity, For Jimmy, set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, is opening a new Good Hope café at PLACE Ladywell in Lewisham; six years after opening Good Hope Hither Green. The new café will continue to support the work of For Jimmy, with 10p from every £1 going towards helping young people ...