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.
Stefan 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….