Having built up a cult following for their Macbeth haggis toastie, Deeney’s is now a mainstay on London’s most famous food markets – oh, you know, only ones like Broadway and Chatsworth Road in particular.
Taking on a permanent café of their own has, we hear, been a dream of owner Carol Deeney’s since working at her mother’s cafe in Scotland as a teenager.
“I’d always wanted to open Deeney’s as a cafe, but hadn’t really found the right location or premises. Myself and my partner Patrick moved to Leyton last September and then a customer told me about the opportunity to take over the La Petite Robe Rose shop. It was a perfect fit.”
The 20-seater café will serve the award-winning (not to mention kilt-tightening) Macbeth haggis toastie, alongside other Scottish-influenced cakes, salads and brunch items. The Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled egg on a tattie scone in particular sounds the bomb.
The enterprising pair are hoping to target locals in need of speciality coffee (Allpress, since you ask) too, with a shiny new La Marzocco machine perched on top of the handmade and custom designed coffee bar.
“As we have a good following from our streetfood business we’re also hoping to draw our existing east London customers to the Leyton area,” chirrups Carol.