“The residents of Choumert Road are really very lucky indeed…Stroll away from Peckham’s main drag, and on the edge of a conservation area nestled among handsome Victorian terraces, you’ll stumble upon Petitou….You might imagine this handsome corner site has been a cafe forever but the building started life as a butcher’s and dairy in the 1850s. It then became a hairdressers then, after a derelict spell, it reopened as a cafe. Today it’s owned by Clare and Matt Bloxidge and it’s hard to walk past without being drawn in…”
Petitou has featured in the new guide to discovering London’s best cafes, from the famous Bar Italia in Soho to lesser-known local gems tucked away in the suburbs. The guide is an essential companion to anyone committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.