no, i was thinking of Cat & the Cream. the second paragraph was about Saf - they used to be in Shoreditch, right?
Ah, I see! I thought that because you said Hackney, I always think of that area as Hoxton/Old Street, but I should have realised since the whole paragraph was about Saf!
according to C&tC's website & twitter, they haven't gone out of business; they're just taking some time off.
Yeah I know . . . call me cynical but how many times have we heard this sort of story when places are closing down and surprise surprise we never see them again (for example Otarian, Red Veg, Zilli Green).
I can't believe anyone would seriously choose to suddenly take 'time out' of a successful business, especially when they've made great contacts and are stocking Wholefoods and Ocado. My guess is they over expanded and had quality control issues (I'd often see the paper cases falling off certain flavours in Wholefoods which doesn't look great) but of course I don't know for sure.