Meet Charlton’s German baker – every Saturday


Something you might not be aware of, especially if Saturday mornings are non-existent to you. Stefan (pictured), your friendly German baker, drives his van from its base in Kingston all the way to our neck of the woods.

PhotobucketStefan explains that the only reason he started coming to Charlton was because “three years ago a German lady in this road asked us to make this our very first selling point”. In fact, looking at his website that’s exactly what lots of other people have been doing. Over the years Stefan has increased his circuit of London to over fifty stops a week – all because people can send him these requests. Do you reckon I could ask him to park further down the hill to save my legs?

But joking aside, Stefan offers freshly baked bread at a very convenient time and location. 8.00am – 9.20am on Saturday mornings means a quick weekend stroll is now one of my main priorities. I can assure you the bread ist wunderbar and is sold by its percentage of rye content. Another must is the pretzels (pictured) not to mention the extensive array of cakes – try the plum crumble.

Take a trip this weekend and you won’t look back. He’s very approachable and is willing to explain any of the German delights that his van has to offer. But remember to get there before 9.20am or else he may have whisked off to his only other South East London stop – Forest Hill. Here’s a map of where he plots so you don’t waste vital time wandering aimlessly. Fantastisch….

wellington gardens bakery

9 thoughts on “Meet Charlton’s German baker – every Saturday

  1. Darryl April 7, 2011 / 12:01

    I can vouch for the pretzels. Used to take them to The Valley and pretend I was watching a Bundesliga match…

  2. Deptford Dame April 7, 2011 / 12:49

    Wow what a great thing to have turning up on your doorstep on a Saturday morning!

  3. Mazer April 9, 2011 / 08:26

    Thanks Darryl, I drive past every Saturday morning, usually in a rush, always curious and never stopping albeit tempted by his reputation – I Will now be stopping off !

  4. Chris April 11, 2011 / 11:10

    His stuff is good, but his driving is crap.

    He nearly hit me head on as he whizzed up Bramhope on the wrong side of the road last Saturday.

    In England links fahren, bitte mein Herr…..vielen dank!

  5. Alick April 16, 2011 / 18:53

    Visited Stefan and his mobile bakery for the first time this morning, I can thoroughly recommend. And there’s so much choice for a little van! Discovered that he won’t be back until 7th May (Easter and the Royal Wedding get in the way), but well worth the wait!!

  6. Brigitte April 18, 2011 / 22:57

    Does he sell spelt bread (without rhye)?

    • Matt April 21, 2011 / 08:53

      The website says he sells spelt wheat bread if that’s the sort of thing you’re looking for.

  7. johnnywintermute June 21, 2015 / 11:50

    Hi there

    Walked down Wellington Gardens on Saturday and noticed this bloke is back. Was in a rush but will be dropping in next week if he’s there!

  8. Chris June 21, 2015 / 19:33

    Hmm, I wasn’t aware he had stopped coming here, I’m sure my (German) neighbours would have told me if he had stopped.

    Anyway, the link to the site above is now duff so I found his new site.

    Happy munching!

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