Our visit took place mid morning. Too well fed for brunch we opted for the big fat brownies, a bargain at £1 each. To put this in context I had just bought some very disappointing brownies at Blackheath Farmers’ Market so I was delighted to discover that the Container Cafe brownies were pleasingly moist and gooey.
The cafe is quite small inside with seating for around 16 people but there is a larger decked area outside which was buzzing with people when I excitedly returned two days later on a sunny Saturday.
The interior has some quirky touches like builders’ helmets on coat hooks and little stools reminiscent of the London 2012 logo.
faithy, the baker says
i love your postcards blog post..takes me to where i've never been before! 🙂 Your son loves the camera! 😀
What a wonderful postcard. It somehow reminds me of my trips through Canary Wharf on the DLR when I first came to London when the entire plece seemed to be a building site.
An Open Book says
ohhh even i cant wait for the Westfield mall to open…and il just be 2 stops away from the glorious shopping mall. The olympic site/ cafe sounds interesting…shall make a trip there some time.
Belgravia wife - sort of says
Super timing I have been thinking of taking the children for an expedition to the site and as always I like to know the catering angle is going to work ! Thanks for the super thorough postcard. xx
I didn't even know that this cafe existed! Very cool.
Didn't realise you were in the process of redesigning the blog, shall look forward to it. 🙂
Very interesting, I'm glad you posted this. Do you reckon it will be all finished in time? (lol)
Rambling Tart says
Ohhh, I completely forgot the Olympics are going to be in your neck of the woods. 🙂 How exciting!! I loved having them close to me, all the hustle and bustle, the outpouring of Canadian patriotism, the babble of foreign languages in the air. So fun!! 🙂
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
@faithy Yes he does and thankfully he is smiling properly instead of that screwed up "cheese" face he did a couple of months ago!!
@helen A lot of it does still look quite desolate but it's changing fast. It's an interesting time to visit.
@anopenbook Ooh does that mean you live in Leyton? We're practically neighbours in that case
@belgraviawife It's very good trip for kids – not necessarily very long unless you combine with one of the bus tours or walk the greenway but there are good facilities for a loo break and a snack
@su-yin You wouldn't believe the stuff that goes on behind the scenes here…
@nicisme On time, I think so. On budget is another matter…!
@ramblingtart We have plenty of babbling in foreign languages in London even without the games!!
Barbara Bakes says
It always amazes me how many places just don't sell good brownies. I'm glad this one didn't disappoint. I really should figure out a way to visit during the Games.
An Open Book says
hey sarah..that was a really sweet comment you left on my anniv post:)
well i am two stops south..in north greenwich 🙂
wow..that would have been really terrifying right..catch someone looking into the house.. i have no idea what i would have done in a sit. like that..atleast ur husband thought of that..mine would prob be pissed off with me for leaving the window open lol….men I say!
deer baby says
I really like the look of that cafe – love the art installations. Like the blackboard (cliched I know but it works). God I hope they get all the Olympic building done in time. We'll be a laughing stock.
I went to Shepherds Bush Westfield just the other day. It's such a pleasant place to shop. Like you, I can't believe I worked there for all those years and there was bloody nowhere to go and now there's all that. Probably good – I would have spent a fortune in my lunch break.
Your Ted looks like he's having a grand day out.