Commune at Goodhood, Shoreditch
Commune at Goodhood is a partnership between Brett Redman (Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market) and Goodhood co-founders Jo Sindle and Kyle Stewart. It’s located on the lower floor of the 3,000 square Goodhood store in Shoreditch, a plaec both men and women can find the best of a globally curated selection of womenswear, menswear, accessories, kidswear, beauty & grooming products and homeware.
Shoreditch has featured heavily in my London life. Nine years ago I was frequenting the Vice pub and slumming it in 333. In those days, the only clothing store I was aware of was American Apparel on Curtain Road. This was back when Redchurch Street was nothing but graffiti and the odd passer by. Shoreditch has changed a lot in that time, definitely for the better, and it’s not surprising that it has become one of London’s best shopping districts, full of independent boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
I was invited to lunch at Commune at Goodhood this week, a partnership that intrigued me. I had a feeling that Brett’s food would work perfectly in the pared back environment of the Goodhood store, so I wasn’t disappointed when I arrived. I was dining with a few other bloggers and journalists and we shared a few of the dishes on offer in the cafe, including burrata, basil, beetroot & chicory salad; chickpea, harissa, honey and coriander; Vietnamese banh mi and a few of the open faced sandwiches. I also enjoyed a flat white and delicious watermelon juice.
The setting is simple but perfect for a business meeting, or relaxing lunch, surrounded by inspirational homewares.
Open faced sandwiches start at £3 and lunch specials start at £5.50. Juices start at £3 and coffee ranges from £2-£3.
151 Curtain Road