Categories / Architecture, Design and Interior Design, Food and Drink

Deptford Project Cafe – built from a 1960s train carriage

Deptford

Quirky design or a clever piece of recycling? Take your pick for the Deptford Project Cafe.

Newly-opened on Deptford High Street, it’s the first step in a project to completely regenerate the area around Deptford Train Station. The cafe is the work of designer Morag Myerscough, with help from architects Richard Rogers and Alison Brooks, converting a 35 tonne 1960s South East Trains carriage into a coffee bar/eaterie with a very stylish interior and designer fittings (including classic Aalto stools).

All food is home made and the coffee is fair trade. Check it out at 121-123 Deptford High Street, London SE8. It opens seven days a week from 8am.

Find out more at the Deptford Project website

  • What a clever idea – and it manages to look appealing while still retaining the feel of the original. It’d be great if they paired up with some retro events groups as well to make use of the space!