thank you very much to all of you for ur possitive comments.now i feel more enerjic and more possitive.i promise to all of you i will try my best and if there is that you you are not happy with please do tell me.Just to let everyone know we are open on sundays from now on.sobn was open last sunday and will continue to be from now on 9am til 3.30pm.Coffee that we are using now is the coffed that martin used to use we have not changed it since i was taken over.thank you for all your positive and helpful coments.i would love to meet you at sobo
I started this thread about a month ago and am starting to regret having done so.
I popped in to Sobo today for a couple of takeaway coffees and the service was excellent. The coffees themselves were very nice and I bought a croissant and a pastry as well which were lovely.
The place itself looked very clean and there were several tables of customers including several young women having a morning snack with their kids in pushchairs or prams alongside them. The music wasn't too loud and I thought it had a very friendly atmosphere in there.
Let's give the place a chance and hope it stays a busy and popular place to go.
I definitely intend to pop in for a hot breakfast or a panini over the next few days.
The reason that the coffee is not as good as it was is nothing to do with the beans, they may well still be the same, its simply because all of the trained barista's have been replaced with people that don't know the difference between a latte and a flat white. Food and pictures of food aside, this is the main problem with Sobo's decline. Emphasis used to be on good coffee, and a lot of care was put into it, whereas now this is not the case. I wish the new owner well, but I do think the staff should be sent on some sort of barista course.
I used to go to Sobo on Saturday mornings to get my girlfriend a bacon sandwich. It was such a treat - thick warmed white bread, quality bacon and a little tomato inside. I went more recently for a sit in and it was packet bread, cheap bacon and alas no little tomato.
The new owners may be really nice but I could just go to any greasy spoon cafe...
It's a shame as it was the only decent breakfast place in the area (Bermondsey Street Coffee not doing hot food).
jamiembfranklin. Get yourself along to "Best of Bermondsey" cafe along Grange Road, great bacon butty in crusty bread, don't go for a full breakfast unless you have Desperate Dan sized appetite! No connection just a happy consumer luckily living opposite.