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Title: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: marystood on January 19, 2017, 10:17 PM
Can anyone recall a Co-op cafe on Stamford Street near to Yates Wine Lodge?  A relative claims to have had a wedding reception there in about 1950.  Also can anyone recall who owned or ran The Lounge Cafe cum high class cake shop on Stamford Street in the 1950's - 60's.  The cakes were superb.  Any information gratefully received.
Title: Re: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: ayess on January 23, 2017, 04:43 AM
Yes there was a Co-op Cafe near Yates Wine Lodge. It was in with the Co-operative Store that stood almost opposite the Market Arcade, adjacent to the SMC (Shirt Manufacturing Company) shop. Stay well, Ayess
Title: Re: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: Son of Nomad on January 23, 2017, 11:25 AM
There was the Lounge Cafe situated in Clarence Arcade off Stamford Street but I can't recall a cake shop.
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Post by: Fudge on January 23, 2017, 12:19 PM
The Co op one was up stairs I us to get to it through the shop and in the back there were to big doors that lead right up to it. The Lounge as I remember was on the opposite side some were near were Barclay's Bank is now . Fudge
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Post by: greeny on January 23, 2017, 10:01 PM
hi the only co op cafe i remember was in the arcadia on stamford street the cafe with a cake shop was further up near to where barclays bank is now. i think you had to go upstairs to the cafe ,there was a coffee bar on the opposite side which was called the serento  :)
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on January 24, 2017, 01:56 PM
Sorry I can't help with the Co-op cafe and The Lounge, but thanks for making me remember the Kardoma (spelling?) Coffee Shop which was on George St. I think.  It was a rather nice little place in the early 40's to have a rest and a drink after shopping on Stamford St.   I didn't have much in the way of spending money in those days!   ;)
Title: Re: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: jaywit on January 25, 2017, 05:09 PM
I remember the "Lounge"had an upstairs cafe with the waitresses in black with white lacy aprons and hats.
The guy behind the counter seemed to be the owner,60. ish distinguished,and a bit effeminate to my young eyes.
Saturday morning shopping,Vanilla custard slices,neopolitans??2 crumbly heart shaped slice with cream in between,cream horns.
Borsey for pork pies,sausage rolls,Bread from across the road,now a saddler,Meat from in the market,Briggs,Veg from Kelleys on the market.R.S.Oldham for groceries.
Title: Re: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: Albert on January 30, 2017, 09:11 PM
The cafe in the Clarence Arcade was called Bayleys in 1946
 and the man at the The Lounge is name was some like Alanspeke ?
Title: Re: Co-op cafe and The Lounge
Post by: Albert on January 31, 2017, 09:34 PM
hi Jaywit the name was his surname Alanspeke {not English}the other subject there were a few around
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Post by: herby on March 04, 2017, 01:49 AM
Hi
      The lounge Cake shop was opposite the old arcades next door to them church I lived in Church st behind the old  arcades
we used the to go under there when there was an air raid for awhile, then we stayed in bed.  herby