La Baita Closing ...

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chorister
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La Baita Closing ...

Postby chorister » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:59 pm

La Baita, the lovely cafe at the bandstand on Clapham Common is closing on Sunday.
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Postby Sammiek67 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:33 am

Always thought the coffee was terrible
Nope something replaces it though and it doesn’t remain empty.
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Postby szerma » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 am

I had a terrible experience there once where they told me a time they stop serving food at a certain time (dinner) and when I went to order it before that time they said the staff member didn’t know what they were talking about and therefore they wouldn’t serve me any food, even though I had a 1 and 4 year old hungry kids with me, a 25 min walk away from home. They took the last order 1 person before me in the queue. What really jarred was their attitude, I can’t believe they couldn’t even offer to make some toast for the kids. The owner was rude and unapologetic. Overall, I do hope it’s replaced with something much nicer and with more of a focus on customer service!!!
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Postby souxie » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:40 pm

Rude manager, rude staff, no concern for customers who were paying their wages, over priced, very average tea, coffee and food.

Let's hope for something a lot lot better.
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Postby addled » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 am

Aaah... I was wondering why the common no longer reeks with the bitter stench of nuked burgers and burnt toast!
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Postby Community Editor » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:24 pm

'Lavender Hill For Me' have reported that, following the retirement of La Baita's owner, the cafe is set to reopen as a second branch of Battersea Park's Pear Tree Cafe.
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Postby Rubydesktop » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:04 am

I really like La Baita - food is delicious, authentic, properly cooked and not bought in. Will be sorry to see it go.
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Postby EarlGrey » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:23 am

Very sad to see La Baita go! We spent many an hour there when the children were small, the place was a life saver! The manager and his staff were always very helpful and friendly. The food was made from scratch, with fantastic Italian dishes, fresh and healthy. I will really miss it!! Wishing the manager a great retirement.
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Postby Ak17 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:44 pm

Their food was fantastic! Although I agree the coffee wasn't. But the pasta dishes were so delicious and very authentic.
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