Shops and Retail Units in East Village


yes, it is all confirmed thursday 26th - you are a table of 2 guests?


Thanks @Darkhorse Yes, we are two, for 7pm


Looks like Signorelli has taken over what was Bottle Apostle, I think it was called “Bread Shop by Signorelli” but we had a quick look in and it seemed to just be a smaller selection of stuff from the existing store. The sign said it was in soft launch though. I hope it’s going to be a proper bakery, it’s the last thing missing in EV and next to Ted’s and Appetite is the perfect location for one.


Took a quick snap this morning. @Signorelli can you share your plans for the new spot? :sunny: :grinning:


One of the staff told me it’s a sort of pop-op. They’ll be trying for some moths in the first instance (I think he said six), to see how things go. And if everything runs well, they might continue for longer. They offer coffees, breads, and cakes / sweet stuff. You can also rent the large space next to the counter, for your own event. There’s a fully functional kitchen in the back, too, that can then be used.

We’ve bought bread three times there now. Surprisingly, the choice of bread in the cafe is better than in the bread shop. The never had the potato one (“Paysan Crown”), and when I asked for it yesterday, I was told that I wast the third on the day with that question, and that for the time being, only the cafe has that. And I never saw a baguette. (Well, yesterday I saw one weird thing that they referred to as a “ciabatta baguette” which I found quite amusing. A bit of left dough, in my view, put into a funny shape.)


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New zoning furniture on Victory Parade today


Looks like GLL or someone has provided all of these as every shop has the same chairs (in a range of colours), tables, hedges and heaters. Not entirely sure we need seats outside Ted’s Veg, but Dark Horse was making great use of theirs on Friday evening with lots of groups dining outside.

Not sure why Mamalan has seats though, it closed months ago!


There is a pan-asian replacement on the way.

Pop up events and relaxing, snacking on their healthy goodness


I always need a sit down after buying root veg and berries


Just returned with my girlfriend from @LaGelatiera where we had two small cones. To my surprise, I was given only one stamp on my collection card. Of course I asked why that is so, and I was told that it’s one stamp per visit; not one stamp per ice cream purchase. Interesting! Obviously a change of T&Cs. Not exactly great advertising, in my view! A family with two kids will have to buy 40 cones to get one free.


Hi Falco,

Thanks for your email and raising this to our attention.

That is a mistake. It should be one stamp per ice cream purchase. We are having a couple of news guys so probably made a mistake.

Will definitely correct this if you come back with your card. Apologies again.

Many thanks

Best La Gelatiera


Thanks, @LaGelatiera
Never mind the one stamp (we’re only 2 people - but imagine families…) and if you could please remind all your staff, that would of course be great. Thanks!
(Probably the best ice cream in London, btw.)


Yes of course. this has been corrected. Zac the person who served you is new indeed and made a mistake.

Thanks for the kind comment :slight_smile:


Just wondered if anyone knows what the old Mamalan unit on Victory Parade is turning into? Just saw it’s being fitted out at the moment.


On a map I recently saw (i didn’t take a photo though), it seemed to me as if it might be the " Trapped Escape Rooms" (currently at the corner of Honour Lea Avenue & Sunrise Close).

Any comments?


Oh right, thanks. Well, better to have the units being used than empty, I suppose. Bit weird though.
I was hoping the imminent influx of new residents had encouraged a useful new restaurant/shop to give it a go.


On the plans for the new windows it was an Asian restaurant called Chop Chop. It was possibly just a working title though.


I found it! Here’s the map I saw the other day:

“Star Command” and “Trapped” seem to be in the same place - which is obviously not the case.


I think Star Command and Trapped are the same company, which is why they are together. The prison van escape room is in the car park at the end of Honour Lea Avenue, but that’s as far as I know!