Flor, perched on the edge of Borough Market, used to be a wine bar that also served baked goods.
But that plan was apparently flawed.
So it’s now a bakery that also serves as a wine shop.
And it’s not just your standard run of the mill, everyday bakery-that-also-serves-as-a-wine-shop. It comes to us from the people behind Lyle’s, the Michelin Starred Anglo-American-Japanese fine diner in Shoreditch. It’s very much a cut above the rest.
Despite the name, it’s actually got two floors connected by a beautiful cast iron spiral staircase, but the bit you’re interested in is the downstairs, where they’re open from the crack of dawn to vend their doughy wares. Starting at 8am, they put out twice-baked almond croissants loaded with frangipane, plus roasted plum Danishes, brown butter cakes, and all the other pastries that make life worth living. They even use the ‘mother’ starter they created seven years ago at Lyle’s for all their sourdough.
Then, there’s the wine. It’s all from low intervention producers, and it’s ready to take away with your loaf. But if you fancy sticking around, you can grab lunch at the bar, and have something to eat from their menu. It’s limited, but they haven’t stopped cooking up dishes altogether.
You could say it’s ingrained.
NOTE: Flor is open Wednesday – Sunday, 8am to 3pm. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Flor | 1 Bedale Street, SE1 9AL
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