Cafe Sitifis review, Rushcroft Road - great for kids

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    The issue of kid-friendly cafes comes up a lot here, and after grabbing lunch at Cafe Sitifis yesterday (11 Rushcroft Road, SW2) I have to say that they're one of the most kid friendly cafe/restaurants in Brixton.

    Without us even asking, one of the staff came over, dismantled a table to create a large carpeted play area and brought out a big box of toys for the little one to wreak havoc on.

    The food was good too - here's a little review:

    http://www.urban75.org/blog/cafe-sitifis-review-11-rushcroft-road-london-sw2-1js/
     
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  2. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    They really are lovely there. And they do great Eggs Benedict, mezzes and bacon sandwiches!
     
  3. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    :D Nooooooooooooo.... (somewhat selfishly) this has been my little secret till now... still can't complain and have to offer you and your kind lady many thanks as well as our fellow urbanite!!


    (just to add a note of warning - no baby changing so it's a toilet floor and changing mat scenario). Still, this is my first choice of venue with the baby who has made many friends in there - the customers always seem to be very tolerant too. Not to mention the fact that his mezes are outstanding and amazingly cheap. Proper large mugs of tea too.
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Sounds nice, but you don't mention what time kids can stay 'til
     
  5. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    He's only open daytime. Until 7ish.
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    ah, missed that bit :D
     
  7. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    The owner is great. When I was last there, he locked the front door as mine was playing near it. The customers had to knock to get inside so the baby could play on the floor!
     
  8. uk benzo

    uk benzo أنا ليس أمريكي

    It's my sunday brunch place- eggs florentine + mezze plate to share with the Mrs. My baby boy just happily plays with the toy box while I munch away at the delicious poached egg sitting on a bed of very fresh spinach that lies on top of a toasted crumpet.

    Sitifis do some great cakes/pastries as well.
     
  9. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Not so secret, by the sound of it!
     
  10. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    maybe not, but not yet mentioned on here (in terms of child friendliness) and not rammed with kids a la Cafe Prov et al either... ... but then I've avoided weekends there tbh as it's only small - but UK Benzo may have to share next time... :D
     
  11. Mrs Redboots

    Mrs Redboots Ice dancer

    It so happened that as the editor posted his review, my daughter brought my grandson over for the day to escape tree-shredding outside her front window. So we had a lovely walk round Brixton - as she hasn't lived here for over 12 years now, she remembers a lot more clearly how it used to be than I do - and ended up at this café. Goodness, they couldn't have been kinder, clearing the carpet area for the Boy, bringing over the toys, bringing over a table so we could sit by him (I don't think I can get down as low as those pouffes these days, but there was a bench I was very happy on), and generally being very baby-friendly. We didn't have anything to eat, so I can't comment as to the food, but two huge mugs of Earl Grey and very smiling and willing service were well worth the £3 we paid!
     
  12. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    :D..... was it this afternoon? if so we briefly met - I was in to pick up my girl's drinking cup and you were kind to say that you were off soon so I could sit there...
     
  13. Mrs Redboots

    Mrs Redboots Ice dancer

    It was indeed this afternoon - I reckoned there was plenty of room for two kids if you'd come in to have a drink as well. Pretty child, your daughter, I thought!
     
  14. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Please god, don't let it turn into Brockwell Lido Cafe...
     
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  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Probably too late now :D
     
  16. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    That's very kind of you to say! I was a little stressed because she was in a very boisterous mood and I'd just gone to softplay to find it closed - so I was just calling in on my way to the park.... also your grandson(? I only looked briefly so apologies if she's a grand-daughter!) looked super cute too...
     
  17. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

  18. Janh

    Janh signs might be omens

    I'm always walking past it and have been tempted. Looks cozy. Having read these good reviews I will give it a try.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've probably ruined it now. Sorry!

    :D
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    It'll be full next time you want to go in and you'll just have to trawl the streets of Brixton looking for a new place :D
     
  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I mentioned your review to N*** the owner this afternoon and he was really pleased - to be fair - he deserves to do well.. but sometimes you just want a place to stay the way it is... :D
     
  22. Mrs Redboots

    Mrs Redboots Ice dancer

    Grandson, yes! 7 months old and the first time I've really seen him either able to sit or doing more with a toy than just suck it.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've heard that the place is struggling to stay open, so please give it a go and support a local business! The food really is rather fab there and they'd be a sad loss to Brixton.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  25. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    How are you pronouncing it? soft 'i'?
     
  26. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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  27. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    It's become my default bolthole/lunch spot when in Brixton, because it's cosy and good value and delicious and you get 6 of your 5 a day just by walking in the door.
     
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  28. Leighsw2

    Leighsw2 strictly off the record

    Hi everyone, not been on here for a while, but was browsing and saw this review and wanted to stongly agree. The staff in Cafe Sitifis couldn't be more courteous and helpful and the toybox for the kids is always in use - it does get a bit boisterous sometimes! They do an excellent (big) cup of coffee and I definitely recommend their cheesecake. Undoubtedly a hidden gem of Brixton!
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  30. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I've been twice this week and can recommend their new flatbread wraps - both the meatball one and the falafel. Comes with a mere side salad which is almost a meal in itself!
     

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