Brixton food news: new restaurants, pop ups, cafes and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Onket, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looks pretty serious :(


     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

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  4. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Good for them, but technically can it be called cheese? Under Codex "cheese" is a protected definition /pedant.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Anyone know anything about this place on Atlantic Road? There's nowt online.

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  7. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It's a Polish bar & restaurant.
     
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  8. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    If they sell Polish lager, preferably on tap, at a reasonable price ill be pleased with this addition.
     
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It was the old Elephant Shoes shop wasn't it?
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The very same!
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Haha. Ha. Hahaha. Ha. :facepalm:
     
  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I figured that. Shame. It would be great if Brixton had an affordable deli specialising in vegan food.
     
  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Given that our local greengrocers has just been handed a 100% rent rise the chances of that look slim.... More likely we'll be coughing up a pound for a single orange before long.
     
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  15. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Oranges currently 4 for £1 in most Brixton greengrocers.
     
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  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Ru talking about the market stalls? Not the same as shops.

    As far as I know cuppa tee is further up Brixton Road. He is talking about the shops half way up towards Oval.

    In Loughborough Junction a local shop I use has also been recently handed a 100% rent increase. He may call it a day as it could make his business not feasible.

    Why landlords think they can just hand out 100% rent increases is the problem.
     
  17. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Shops. In Electric Avenue.
     
  18. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    These are the big navel oranges we are talking about, fat juicy ones, currently retailing at £1 for 3 or 50p for a single, anyway I was visualising a future dystopian yuppie orange market as seen in zone 1 London or Manhattan not SW9 in the present time.

    Gramsci is correct here the shops at the bottom end of Brixton Rd, and the increasing number of food outlets catering for lunchtime trade from the Kennington Park business centre is at least partly responsible for the rent rises, the lady in Chelsea Fruit and Veg said the landlord has looked at rent levels and decided to ramp his up. We have recently lost the cobblers and a kinky underwear/body shaper outlet...both have become sandwich shops. Obviously the margins on prepared food are better than retail.
     
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It could be something similar starting to happen in LJ. I was surprised the gentrification was reaching LJ as there are still some empty shops. There are a couple of private flat developments gone up in LJ. After being empty for a long time slowly filling up. Potentially more in the pipeline as more developers are assembling land to build on. So maybe some landlords see change coming to areas further out from central Brixton.

    I use the Mediterranean deli at Oval end of Brixton road sometimes on way to work. They are really nice and notice they prepare a lot of take away food in morning. Fits in with what you say. They aren't cheap though. So I don'tuse them that often.

    Landlords have a parasitical realationship with ordinary working people/ small family run business. They push to see how much money they can extract from them for doing nothing themselves. Living off the hard labour of others. If your area is "improving" they think they can extract more from you. Your hard work counts for nothing for these parasites.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just trier some of the vegan cheeses. Some were really tasty. No idea of the prices mind, so my enthusiasm may evaporate if they're super pricey.

    Apparently someone has threatened to sue the shop for using the word cheese.
     
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  21. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    went in on Sunday, it was everything you would expect of the new wave of Brixton Market people, young, middle class and full of enthusiasm for their product. price is comparable to high end cheese's (£5.25 for 125g) fits in nicely with the Desperately Ella or whatever she's called. as a cheese alternative I was disappointed (not tasting like cheese at all) as a taste it was good. they also have vegan honey mainly made from agave syrup
     
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  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I get vegan honey ( agave syrup) from Nour Cash and Carry. I was surprised but honey is not vegan.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The two young women who run it are from the Rhondda which is not an area I immediately associate with the middle classes. Shame they're as expensive as you say though.
     
  24. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

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  25. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    I should have put the "honey" in quotation marks
     
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  26. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    the problem with that article is that it doesn't say if she just had the hot water and lemon, if it was then I think charging her is fair enough, if she had other things then I don't think she should have been charged. (sweeping generalisations alert) In my experience cafe's and restaurants that are in heavy tourist area's tend/have to maximise everything as there is very little in the way of repeat customers, whereas those who aren't tend to be more aware of the need for repeat customers and are more flexible
     
  27. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    I think it can be assumed from the original review that this is all she ordered.

    This place is absolutely awful. I went out for afternoon tea with some friends and I was on a tight budget. I ordered hot water and a slice of lemon which, firstly, did not arrive on time with all my friends cake and drinks. I was then charged £2 for the hot water and a thin slice of lemon. When I asked why I was being charged so much for some water the waiter rudely said "well, do you know how much a lemon costs?" Yes, its definitely not £2. He then went on to wrongly inform me that a 'pot of tea for one' (which is what I was charged for) is the same price as a lemon. To show just how ridiculous this is, my friend ordered a slice of chocolate cake which was £1.90.
     
  28. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    The reviewer sounds like a proper knob.

    Imagine her cup of hot water not arriving on time with all her friends cake!
     
  29. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    looking at the cafe's website it seems her friend got a bargain at £1.90 for the slice of cake as they normally charge £3.90 methinks someone's telling porkies
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    From the Telegraph - UK's first vegan 'cheese' monger is misleading customers, dairy industry complains

     

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