Wood is good. Making stuff is good too and London Reclaimed celebrates this by teaching young people joinery skills. Little Lumberjack is full of their work: all those tables and chairs, and the shelves too. In fact, Lumberjack likes all things crafty – you can buy the hand-printed tea towels the staff use and the ceramic mugs, which are all made locally. No wonder the place has been such a hit with students from the local art college. Mums and freelancers like the calming atmosphere, too.
The craft ethos extends to the coffee, from Peckham’s Old Spike Roastery, which makes a mean flat white. Teas are from Good & Proper, with fancy cakes from Cat Food London. The brief list of eats also includes soup, sandwiches and toast made with The Bread Factory bakes. We love it here, although we do end up humming Monty Python’s Lumberjack Song every time we visit.