M25, Junction 6; 7 mins
Vegetarian or vegan options
Many things to many people, Oldpost is a brilliant reinvention of Nutfield’s former Post Office. A gift shop, fitness studio, beauty salon and more jostle for space with the café in what is an inspirational combination. You can browse for a birthday card, sniff scented candles or get your nails done while you wait for your coffee to brew.
Entrepreneurial owner Joe Chandler originally started his career as a graphic designer. He then launched a home accessories range – Chickidee Homeware, which you can find for sale in the shop – before turning his attentions to creating a neighbourhood hub.
Food is good too – breakfasts, baguettes, salads and quiches – served to tables in front of tall bright windows, or out in the landscape courtyard on fine days.
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