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messageAneto closing
Posted by Themorgannons August 14, 09:40AM

Anyone else as devastated as us?

Great coffee, brunch, pasta and super welcoming for families - ideal given their location next to the playground. We come in several times a week and will be so sad to see it go. Surely not just us?

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Posted by stepdown August 14, 10:57AM

On a Wednesday? When I'm having to plan tonight's meal without The Flying Pig's 50p a wing offer?

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Posted by cactus August 14, 12:02PM

Such a shame, lovely staff and delicious, good quality food.
They do a roaring breakfast/brunch trade, but much quieter in the afternoons/eve. I feel that it might be
a struggle to make such a huge premises work. That said, I don't know the reason why they're closing.

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Posted by cella August 14, 12:29PM

Not devastated- see the other site that's running on this.

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Posted by fishbiscuits August 14, 03:49PM

It is a good place for breakfast or lunch with kids. So will miss it.

But IMO - there are much better coffee and pastries to be found locally.

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Posted by embracefinancial August 15, 01:36PM

It's a big shame as it is/was a truly independent, owner-run business.

Damiano and his team (especially the long-serving members) have always looked after us impeccably and tirelessly. The breakfasts are great - the poached eggs are perfect every time.

The coffee is also fab, with a perfect balance between rocket fuel and smooth/mellow, but it's also taught me that good coffee is only as good as the barista - Amandine always made the best, IMO.

I appreciate that it wasn't everyone's cup of tea but it will be a shame to see another independent business go.

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Posted by micromacromonkey August 15, 02:11PM

It was great when they were in the little space next door. I am a total coffee snob and I really enjoyed theirs along with the nice pastries and they were great with kids too. Something about the big space just doesn't work though, and I guess most people have felt that way.

Was the flying pig also owned by the same people? (There was a door between the two premises by the loos.) I really loved their beer (even if I some of the more obscure bottles were 9 quid each!) and the pulled pork etc they used to do.

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Posted by JohnL August 15, 04:23PM

I can see it up for Sale [www.rightmove.co.uk]

But it might get brought and carry on as it is - or convert to a be more pub like again.

Status says "under offer" by the way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 15, 04:24pm by JohnL.

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Posted by micromacromonkey August 15, 04:55PM

150k? What do you get for that exactly? Is that the whole thing? Interested to know.

I have absolutely no idea how much commercial premises cost, but I had assumed that it was a lot more than that. Presumably planning rules prevent it from being turned into residential, where it would be worth 10x that.

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Posted by Penguin68 August 15, 05:17PM

It's being sold with a free of tie lease - so it very much depends (a) how much longer the lease has to run and (b) what the rental is. The £150k is not a freehold price, and the length of the lease on offer will be key to the valuation.

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Posted by TreacleRabbit August 15, 08:28PM

Is heard they had their rent increases and so were leaving reluctantly.
We love it - am so sad to see them go sad smiley

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Posted by JohnL August 16, 09:09AM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> It's being sold with a free of tie lease - so it
> very much depends (a) how much longer the lease
> has to run and (b) what the rental is. The £150k
> is not a freehold price, and the length of the
> lease on offer will be key to the valuation.


it says 43,500 a year if you click through to the brochure - is that viable or too high for this sort of business ?

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Posted by NewWave August 16, 11:56PM

JohnL Wrote:
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> Penguin68 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's being sold with a free of tie lease - so
> it
> > very much depends (a) how much longer the lease
> > has to run and (b) what the rental is. The
> £150k
> > is not a freehold price, and the length of the
> > lease on offer will be key to the valuation.
>
>
> it says 43,500 a year if you click through to the
> brochure - is that viable or too high for this
> sort of business ?


I would say too high for an independent business.
we were Aneto regulars in the small space. it was our regular weekend breakfast spot and I used to go for lunch on days off post gym (loved their soups and salads) BUT when they moved into the larger premises the cost went up considerably for the same offer (I think it was £10 for a salad I used to pay around £7 for. and it just no longer provided a viable option for us financially.
I actually boycotted it because I objected strongly to the feeling I was paying more for the same thing to subsidise their larger premises.
I did however go a couple of months ago as I was craving one of their soups or salads but waited so long to be served I think there were maximum 2 staff members attending to the space-(it was a weekday btw)but with making juices coffees and dealing with a customers at the back and front one of them with a number of kids 2 wasn't enough and I left after 1st waiting 5 mins at my table then another 5 mins at the counter to order.
they should have stayed small with the 2 different offerings.
Aneto never was or would be somewhere I would go for an evening meal or to drink alcohol when there is so much else on the Lane and in Peckham.
sorry to see them go though.
lovely owners lovely staff
Sadly I'm sure it'll be taken over by a chain like Cote as these rents are not viable for small independent traders.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 16, 11:58pm by NewWave.

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Posted by se22cat August 17, 12:54PM

This is a real shame, had a good few really great brunches here with a mate, staff never hurried us to leave after eating, absolutely delicious food, great coffee and imho the nicest & friendliest staff in London. Will miss the place!

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Posted by Sally Eva August 19, 07:30AM

The kitchen equipment shop near goose green closed because of a rent increase. The owner was very bitter (I spoke to him) because he was making money ie the shop was profitable but would not be still profitable after the rent went up.

The shop was empty for a long time (and maybe still I haven't looked for a while) so the landlord seemed to have miscalculated.

Right now, heading into a depression, would seem a bad time to demand higher rents. Possibly more likely that the downturn, combined with more bigger and therefore more expensive premises, is just too much for them.

Or maybe something else entirely different.

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Posted by KateFord August 19, 10:14AM

I spoke to one of the workers and he said the lease had come up and the landlord increased the rent by £30k. Not sure if thatís for a three year or five year lease but itís obviously unsustainable for the business. Also heard the increase affects the flats upstairs from Aneto and the tenants may have to move out. Apparently itíll be open intermittently for the next few weeks and closing at the earlier time of 4pm. Itís a real shame tbh as it was a handy place to take your little one, with easy access for prams and a good place to meet other mums.

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Posted by Penguin68 August 19, 10:48AM

landlord increased the rent by £30k

Based on an earlier post which suggested the rent would now be £43500 a year, an annual rental of only £1350 (£30k less) seem derisory.

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Posted by alice August 19, 03:54PM

Nobody knows anything.

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Posted by Sue August 20, 12:34AM

I feel it lost all its character when it became bigger.

Sorry to see it go, though.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus October 07, 10:51PM

Still open ........

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Posted by JohnL October 08, 10:26AM

Michael Palaeologus Wrote:
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> Still open ........

Advert still there but no "under offer" now. The below is probably the issue (all from the ad)
[www.rightmove.co.uk]
"Current rent £43,500"
"rent review in Jan 2020 with an agreed uplift to £60,000."



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Posted by imasnookercue October 09, 02:30PM

Possibly somewhere for Wetherspoons to consider? The Peckham one is far too ghastly for me and parents could even sup a pint whilst keeping an eye on the kids in the park?

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Posted by Sue October 09, 06:51PM

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> Possibly somewhere for Wetherspoons to consider?
> The Peckham one is far too ghastly for me and
> parents could even sup a pint whilst keeping an
> eye on the kids in the park?


It isn't big enough for a Spoons, is it?

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Posted by imasnookercue October 10, 09:43AM

i suppose not, but then possibly big enough for the area, as most people are happy to pay £5.90 for a pint elsewhere in Dulwich?

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Posted by Sue October 10, 10:09AM

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> i suppose not, but then possibly big enough for
> the area, as most people are happy to pay £5.90
> for a pint elsewhere in Dulwich?


£5.90?

Where is that, then?

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Posted by fishbiscuits October 10, 12:19PM

Anteto is probably big enough for a Spoons. It's huge. Especially if you include the next door bit (which used to be the cafe and is under the same ownership).

Where is Lousia's petition? Has it caught Tim Martin's attention yet?

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Posted by TonyQuinn October 10, 05:16PM

I don't think the mulletman will be welcome. Nor would Mr Dyson, or Mr Woolfson of Next or even Mr JCB.

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Posted by micromacromonkey October 11, 10:36AM

TonyQuinn Wrote:
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> I don't think the mulletman will be welcome. Nor
> would Mr Dyson, or Mr Woolfson of Next or even Mr
> JCB.

Milkshakes at the ready.

It's astonishing that someone who is clearly a good businessman is such an utter moron. I went to an evening of Brexit discussions with him, Anna Soubry and a few other interesting people and it was clear he doesn't really know what he is talking about.


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