Urm, ive lived around the corner for past five years and didnt realise cafe vintage has been open since 2010, now going into their 4th year! Really great cafe- nice cup of tea and fair selection of food/cake. Friendly atmosphere, both staff and fellow patrons :)
Time Out says
Posted: Mon May 9 2011
Tucked away on the largely residential Mountgrove Road, Cafe Vintage joins a petite parade of independent shops. Sisters Aysha Sparks and Nadia Allman head up the bijou boutique-café crossover and offer a distinctly nostalgic nod to 1940s Britain. The charming café (featuring homemade, retro-influenced cakes and artisan breads) leads to a small backroom rammed with personally selected, washed and ironed vintage. The wartime era is well represented here, but ’80s and ’90s outfits, shoes and accessories also feature and, though the space is small, a good scour is usually well rewarded. If you have spare threads yourself, Cafe Vintage also runs a competitive consignment service, with 50 per cent of the sales price going back to the seller.
Cafe Vintage 88 Mountgrove Road
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
- 5 star:9
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
This place seems perfect from the outside, with quaint decor and vintage clothes. However the service is far from perfect, with the girl behind the bar behaving with such a rude attitude that I left before even ordering. Will not be going back.
Great stuff, lovely and the sort of place where everyone has big conversations about politics and art with strangers. very welcoming to all types of people. tremendous soups!!!
It is lovely. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent espresso. Even better hot chocolate and chocolate cupcakes. Nice music and books. Interesting clothes.
Coffee is very good, lovely decor and clothes are so cute. They sell amazing bread for reasonable price too which I now get every other day. Lovely place to sit outside on a sunny afternoon
Visited last Tuesday and we had a fabulous time. The lady owner made us fell very welcome and had a lovely mix of fashions from the 1940s to the early 1990s. Very helpful! After all that had a big piece of pie and ended up having a chat with a lovely couple there, a real community feel.
It's easy to fall in love with this place and it's a real sun trap. Really well priced clothes which are well selected.
This is a fanatstic liitle concept store,, ran by two sisters who run the place like a treat,, It feels unpretentious and cool, and the food and cakes are amazing,, the clothes are cool too, but altogether one of the best and sweetest litcafes to open in years,, a tribute to keepin old Englanddd
This cafe is a beacon of individuality in a faceless corporate ocean. The two sisters who have created this beautiful cafe from a dump of a property, run it with flair,creativity and good humour, often in the face of trying customers, who don't seem to understand it actually takes time to make something...if you want it instant go to s**rb*c*s., or those who think its cool to sit with a laptop plugged in all day for one cup of coffee! There is constantly changing selection of delicious home made cakes and pastries. Great sandwiches (guys, roast beef esp. good!) Really good coffee and now a selection of fine teas. There is a treasure trove of vintage clothing and geegaws to search through. All in all a brilliant place to while away an hour in a relaxed atmosphere, a jewel in Blackstock Village
I'm not sure if i am glad that my local little hideout has been listed on Time Out. I was hoping to keep it all to myself, drat! This place is a real gem and the coffee is fantastic. I'm not really into clothes so i cant comment on the fashion department, although Aysha is on the look out for some new shades for me. I've got to know both the girls there and I know they are going to be really happy about this listing and deserve the credit. John