Located handily between Norwood Park and Tulse Hill, Otter Cafe and shop is a child-focused one-stop-shop and family-friendly hang out.
We love it because... It has all the cafe-related essentials (coffee, cake, delicious breakfasts!) as well as a selection of baby-related products, such as teething granules, nappy rash creams and stylish baby clothes, for sale. Plus some cute children's gifts and toys - great if you're on your way to a birthday party and find yourself unprepared! If you're local to the area, or hanging out in Norwood Park, and need something in an emergency, it's good to know this place is there! And this is a great sign for families, as you know you'll feel welcome (even when the kids kick off and start screaming).
We spotted... Excellent and spotless baby change facilities! That's always worth travelling for, and surprisingly rare in this area.
Top tip... We found it closed for a couple of weeks during school holidays, so it might be worth checking their opening hours if you're visiting outside of term time.