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Anderson & Co is the latest in a recent wave of decent local cafés in the increasingly arty neighbourhood that is the posh end of Peckham. It's perched among the eclectic independent shops on Bellenden Road, and its styling is a cross between Hayward Gallery installation (stark white walls and tables under a constellation of dangling white light bulbs) and Santa's grotto (a servery façade of sawn birch logs and green LED lights). The coffee (Square Mile beans) was excellent, the Teapigs teas delicious and the food was well-sourced and wholesome. Breakfast was a simple affair: eggs on toast (poached or scrambled) with a choice of bacon, chorizo or smoked salmon. Blackbird Bakery's wonderful breads and pastries were supplemented with an unusual array of own-made cakes, including (on a recent visit) butterscotch tarts with a smoked sea salt, wheat and oat crust, a moreish courgette cake with home made lemon curd and crème fraiche, or gooey banana cake with caramel icing. Lunches are tasty and light, such as smoked mackerel with couscous, hazelnuts and broccoli, or roast chicken spiced with za'atar and sumac, served with salad, garlic yoghurt and almonds. They have recently added the award winning Brick House Bakery to their breads for sale on which they now make all their sandwiches.  Home cooked ham and homemade picallili in one of the sandwiches has helped them to be on the 2013 shortlist for 'Independent Sandwich Bar of the Year' as voted by the British Sandwich Association (results in May).  Anderson's is now licensed and will be opening on Friday and Saturday evenings from 26th April, serving a short menu of steak frites; fish of the day; vegetarian dish of the day plus a couple of puddings. Booking available.
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139 Bellenden Road, London
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