Forest Hill ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ (Home Accessories Extra) becoming Costa [Now open]



I find Costa a bit hit or miss the coffee just above average and relatively expensive. Personally I prefer wetherspoons self service just as good for a fraction of the price with the added bonus of unlimited top ups.


Good to know Fagin :wink:


Just to say, I noticed this morning that signs were up for a 20% off sale, and that they’ll be closing in two weeks. Looks like the whole shop’s going. Bit biased as I live in close proximity to it, but I’ve always found it such a useful shop to have and I’m gutted it’s going.


I would have thought for a while perhaps whole shop has to be closed anyway whilst they split it and change set up. So hopefully it will come back. Bought many a random thing there.


I love that shop. So useful. Hope its disappearance is only temporary.


The dude who fixes tech in there is brilliant, the shop stocks every thing basically it’s your own fault businesses fail or sadly downsize is down to the community not shopping there


It says “department closing” so I think it is not the whole shop going.


Going, going, gone…


I’m gutted too - it sold things you just couldn’t get anywhere else. I thought it was closed for a refurb ahead of the split into costa but it loos more like a definite closure now. A shame.


I spoke to one of the contractors refitting it the other day. He confirmed that they are indeed dividing the premises into two.


I’m guessing it would be impossible to keep trading during the conversion. Maybe the ‘yellow’ shop will be back after?


The Costa behind Lewisham Town Hall is always empty.


better Costa then Starbucks and the weak ‘coffee’ …
still no good for a small coffee shops around


looks like costa fascia up on the windows today

sad for the other coffee shops in the area but I won’t be darkening costa’s door, I would guess most others will be the same


I heard the news of sign being up yesterday whilst sat in Archie Parker having a nice hot drink and sandwich. Not a fan of coffee but the raspberry white choc hot choc was delicious! So as long as other local non chains keep offering good food, drinks and service then I certainly wouldn’t switch for a chain. Much nicer surroundings & overall vibe.


Put another Nandos in on the other side :slight_smile:


Forest Grill, previously Pizza Al Forno on London Road, does a very good Nando’s.


Costa is now open in forest Hill. Ten years ago that would have been exciting news.

Looks lovely and shiny inside but I think there are plenty of better places to get good coffee and a snack in Forest Hill.


Great news. I look forward to giving them a go. Hope they have the lemon poppy seed muffins.