Restauarnt that was at 249 London Road, on the north corner of Langdale Avenue.
Text of ad:
MITCHAM’S LEADING RESTAURANT
Phone : MIT 2673
OPEN MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
(Sundays during Summer Season open 3.30-9 p.m.)
MORNING COFFEE – LUNCHES – TEAS – DINNERS
WEDDINGS & PARTIES
FULLER’S CAKES A SPECIALITY
CORNER HOUSE RESTAURANT,
249 LONDON ROAD, MITCHAM.
(5 mins from Cricket Green)
Proprietor : C. L. Ford.
In 1960, the Chinese restaurant Bamboo House opened at this address.
The Elmurst Cafe was at 155 Streatham Road, on the north corner of Elmhurst Avenue.
1950 OS map
ad from 1937
Text of the ad:
Telephone : MITcham 3545
The Elmhurst Cafe
E. POTTER, Proprietress
Parties and Clubs
catered for at
155 Streatham Road, Mitcham
Booking agent for coastal coaches
Not mentioned in the 1930 commercial directory, nor the 1954 phone book.
In 2019, the premises are occupied by a fish and chip shop.
Comments from the Mitcham History Group on Facebook:
I remember going to the “Elmhurst” one evening with an older friend, about 1956. It was full of local teenagers, playing the juke box and taking up a collection for the owners birthday present. I was about 13 and it cost me my last 6d.
Mac’s Cafe back in the 1970s