Bakery turned bakery, pasta restaurant, and all-things-tasteful-boutique Pophams will open a third London space in Victoria Park Village, joining the Islington original and the follow-up in London Fields.
Pophams announced the opening on Instagram, teasing a new range of cups and plates by ceramicist Kimberley Chan for the new site. It will open next door to the Deli Downstairs, on the roundabout where Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road intersect.
After debuting on Prebend Road in 2017, it quickly won hordes of fans for its highly Instagrammable pastries, which favour extremely tight lamination, dark caramelisation, and childlike, sweet flavour palettes. Weekend specialities receive particular adoration, including lemon curd and poppyseed; rhubarb and brûléed custard; and a peanut butter, jam, and banana number.
Pophams then took over the former Rawduck restaurant on Richmond Road in 2019, promoting baker Phil King to executive chef and having him oversee a pasta-focussed evening service at the new site. This third opening is also expected to have a prix-fixe evening menu, alongside the pastries and sandwiches during the day.