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.
Tea rooms that was at 172 London Road, Mitcham, a terrace which was originally named Eveline Villas.
1953 view from Streatham Road looking towards the Swan pub on the left and next to it on the right awning with ‘TEAS’ and ‘refreshments’ written on it
From the Surrey Mirror of 21st July, 1939, thanks for contributions to a garden party include Miss. L. Froude, Eveline Tea Rooms, Mitcham. In the 1939 Register at 172 London Road shows Louisa FROUDE, born 30 Sep 1886, single, shopkeeper.