Deans have just installed a beautiful traditional awning at the new Pavilion Bakery and cafe at The Old Storehouse, Columbia Road, Bethnal Green. The hard wood awning box is painted to match the surrounding dove grey facia with fabric to match. A complex graphic style was printed on to the main fabric surface to echo the fresh new look of the premises. A plain valance is printed simply with the name and location of the business.
The Pavilion is a great little bakery stocking a small selection of breads (sourdough, baguettes), pastries, and associated goods such as artisanal olive oil, cheese, granola etc.
The sourdough itself is particularly excellent with a great crust and well developed crumb. Star of the show is the pan au chocolate. Of course special Christmas foods are prepared at this time of year.
Columbia Road Flower Market is a street market in East London, England. Columbia Road is a road of Victorian shops off Hackney Road in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The market is open on Sundays only. Columbia Market was built upon an area known as Nova Scotia Gardens. This had been a brick field, north-east of St Leonard’s, Shoreditch, the brick clay had been exhausted and the area begun to be filled in with waste. Cottages (probably evolving from sheds, serving the gardens), came to be built here, but were undesirable as they remained below ground level, and so were prone to flooding.