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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Trainspotting while you eat

Looks like more London projects are following the lead of the
Tube Carriage Offices in the sky. In Deptford, South East London, rather than converting old Jubilee Line London Underground carriages they've taken an old mainline railway carriage and converted it into a cool cafe - The Deptford Project Cafe.

Deptford Project Love Train

"Putting the reputation of the railroads back on track (no delays, friendly staff, plenty of room for everyone), this new converted 1960s commuter train carriage sits stationary in the old railway yard of Deptford Station.

Kitted out with quirky furniture (the toilet shed is a shrine to Elvis), the all-day eatery serves homemade organic food, including eggs from the cafe's own free-range chickens
." said Daily Candy

The cafe which was ready for business on the 9th June has the following opening hours:

Monday-Friday 7.30am-7pm
Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

It's got a great summery bright design by Studio Myerscough who were also responsible for the handpainted exterior and bespoke furniture (with Luke Morgan).

Deptford Project Love Train

Again like the Village Underground Project in East London it hopes to become a home for creative types. The railway yard will act as a centre for artists, performers, musicians and designers to exhibit their work or put on gigs.

For more and to see a video of the train being transported Deptford check out The Deptford Project's site

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