Printers & Stationers: Is the clue in its name?
This quirky warehouse space started its life as a printers and stationers workshop. The little patio garden at the back was used by the dairy next door to keep its milk carriages. Over the years the space has had many inhabitants. Stoned and Plastered (next door) used it as its showroom hence the number of ceiling roses one can spy in the first room upon entry. It has also been an antique shop opened during the flower market on Sundays.
Augustin took the space over and had the vision to use it as a nest for his passion for food and wines. This enchanting venue emanates its individuality therefore we decided to keep its name and the original painted sign at the front, a tribute to our small space with a rich past. Since June 2011 Printers & Stationers has been serving a selection of handpicked wines from small and independent estates, mainly French some natural or organic.
We are open from 12 noon to 8pm Wednesday to Friday 12 to 7pm on Saturday and during the market on Sundays.
We serve a clientele of loyal locals as well as the many visitors attracted to the area. Come in and get expert advice to choose your perfect bottle of wine to take home or to friend’s. We will recommend a bottle to match the dish you are planning to cook or one you could drink on its own if you’d rather. We also have seating so you can also enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine on the premises during opening hours. We offer a selection of cheeses and charcuterie, some artisan breads to compliment your experience of our wines and lovely space. We organise wine tastings to provide you with the opportunity to learn about our producers, our wines and their grape varieties.
Augustin was born in the Champagne region in France. At a young age he started working in the vineyards to earn some pocket money and whilst harvesting he picked up a passion for champagnes. Augustin has lived in London since 1996 and in 2005 Augustin started a small business importing boutique artisan champagnes not available on the UK market. Augustin was a guest on Radio 4 Good Food programme to taste and talk about champagne with Andrew Jefford.
In 2007 Augustin opened a small shop in Brockley, in South East London, Degustation. Degustation specialises in French cult products, champagnes and wines as well as really good bread and cheeses. Printers and Stationers brings it to the East end of London in 2011.