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Coffee Enquiry XVIII: Craft Coffee + Late Morning in Maltby St Market

Elaine, the guy's Jewish two days, he's already making Jewish jokes
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld episode “The Yada Yada") 

You have to go to Ropewalk. That was a sentence a couple friends of mine have been telling me. The Maltby St market is open only on Saturday from 9am to 4pm. A good selection of vendors with a couple highlights I wanted to try, and some one off pop up style vendors and events. Even at some point Jose Pizzarro had one stall there. 

The market
I went for two reasons, the first one to finally try Kimchinary’s tacos and to see what all my friends have been telling me so far. 

Let me start with the coffee. A small trader just by the entrance of the Ropewalk arch is Craft Coffee. Single origin coffee, they change it every week to keep the customers surprised. Beans supply by Has Been. The coffee is served three ways, espresso based extraction, filter, and if by luck is sunny enough you will be able to get a cold brew. 

Coffee Time
The drinks
Sadly Craft Coffee is only on Saturday’s in the market, so you have only about 5 hours window to get there and try an amazing flat white or a lovely macchiato. All the trimmings including nice latte art either by Jamie or Emily. 

Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli
Beans: Has Bean
Score: 5/5 

Great coffee I would love to see around more of Craft Coffee in London. 

Now back to the food part. I browsed around and two things caught my attention, the obvious one Hanna’s stall Kimchinary and the second one the biggest queue of the market Jewish soul food by Monty’s Deli. 

Kimchinary's stall
Kimchinary is Hanna’s project. Former blogger, Jämtlad native, foodie, and Kimchi lover. The proposal are some amazing kimchi/Korean tacos, and some sort of kimchi arancini (kimchi fried rice or Kimchini). 

I got to the stall, never revealed who I was, had a lovely chat with Hannah while waiting for my pork belly tacos. I have to say they are amazing. Good balance, every single component well presented, as it is fine dinning, and the flavour spot on. Who would have said that Korea meat Mexico works! Superb, if you want to try her food just check her twitter (kimchinary) to track Hanna down. 

The great Korean Tacos
My last treat of the day was Monty’s Deli. Mark gives us Jewish food prepared from scratch, chicken soup with matzo balls, and either or both Pastrami and Salt Beef hand sliced sandwiches. The beef brisket is brined for 6 days in a secret recipe, then a blend of spices and seven hours in an outdoor coal smoker seal the deal. 

Monty's menu
Pastrami craving in action
I got the Reuben, no special as they ran out Salt Beef when it was my turn. In case you don’t know the special is adding Salt Beef to the Pastrami making a monster sandwich. The size of the normal Reuben is big, plenty of extremely flavourful pastrami, really good. Just my kind of sandwich. 

Reuben time
The sandwich is heavy loaded New York style for sure so you have the flavour and the size. Similar to Craft Coffee it would be good to see Monty’s Deli around more. Only Saturday folks hope this limited appearances aren't becoming a trend.

Maltby St Market
T: 020 7394 8061
Street Food
Area: Bermondsey
Borough: Southwark
Twitter: MaltbySTMkt

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