56 Goldsmith Rd, SE15 5TF

Editor's Review

Aside is a neighbourhood restaurant focussed on produce led communal dining. It’s quiet enough during the day to be an excellent place to pop in for coffee, drinks, food and chat. Nothing is average here – a huge amount of design has gone into the food and drink offer and the appearance and atmosphere of this white-walled, elegant eatery decorated as much with fermenting drinks as it is with local fruit and vegetables. The open kitchen has an ever-changing menu based on seasonality and availability of great local produce.

Opened by the team behind Old Spike, this feels like Rob Dunne’s baby and his creative vision is reflected here – not least in the compact bar where Rob concocts cocktails – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and brews Postcard Teas. A small range of Cocoa Runners’ excellent chocolate curation are offered. This has to be one of the most flexible coffee offers. Rob pre-weighs doses of a range of coffees from his own Old Spike roasts and guests. He can then brew any of these for customers, using a sawn-off EK43 – whether as single origin espresso on a tiny GS3 machine or as filter. In the evenings Aside becomes a restaurant and cocktail bar. Plans are afoot to extend outdoor seating. Please note that the kitchen closed between 15:00 and 18:00 daily.

Reviewed by Phil Wain.

Cafe Features

Outdoor Seating

Coffee + Drinks

Non-dairy Milk Options
Decaf Available
Iced Coffee
Filter Coffee
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco GS3
Coffee Grinder
Mahlkonig EK43 mini
House Roaster
Old Spike
Guest Roaster

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+44 20 7358 1760
Opening Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 22:02
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 18:00