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Cafe Sitifis review, Rushcroft Road - great for kids

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

  1. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    I went today for the first time to see what the fuss is all about. Their coffee was great (in a huge mug) and the £6 flatbread thing I got was amazing, and came on a huge plate with loads of extras which weren't detailed on the menu (feta, olives, spinach, potato salad, hummous, tomatoes, cucumber, some kind of morrocan sauce etc etc). It was friendly and chilled out - I like how it's quite a nice understated/unpretentious cafe, with a slightly north african edge. I will definitely be back very soon - excellent.
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  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've always said that meals should be photographed ;)
  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I like their coffee very much. Nice and smooth.
  4. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    I also recommend this little place. I hadn't been in for years and during that time it had changed (it once used to sell baby clothes y'know), changed for the better that is. The food was lovely, the side salad generous and flavoursome and the sandwich made from fresh crusty bread with good quality fillings. The staff were friendly and accommodating, making our tea exactly how we liked. I admired their tempting baklava and fresh cakes and will be returning for eggs florentine and cake at a later date.
  5. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Yeah that thought did occur to me when I was already halfway through the meal...I'm afraid I was too busy nom-nom-nomming to get my camera out!
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  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I wonder if it's a yummy yummy yummy or yum yum yum in boohoo speak? :hmm:
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This thread has had over a thousand page views and the review on my blog has had loads of hits too, so let's hope all this attention is driving customers into the shop!
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Someone should ask them next time they go in how business is going to see whether it's picked up or not
  9. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Can they not make up an interesting back story like how they used to make teas for their neighbours in some council flat in Brixton that had a piss-stained stairwell? They could put up a sign up saying they buy all their fresh produce from Brixton Market. And, yeah, it's about time they wrote a cookbook.
    Otherwise son-of-agony-aunt won't be interested.
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  10. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    The lovely Algerian owner met his wife in the Dogstar ten years ago and now they have two kids and a business round the corner. Fact.
  11. uk benzo

    uk benzo أنا ليس أمريكي

    Had a situation that called for a birthday cake super last minute. My boy turned 2 today. But due to him having tonsilitis, I was unable to get him a cake during the day as I was at home looking after him. Mrs. B came home around 6.30pm. I called Cafe Sitifis to ask if they had any whole cakes left. They said no, but they could give me one prepared for a customer coming tomorrow, and they would bake another one tonight. I am so grateful to them for saving my boy's birthday. The cake was bloody delicious by the way.


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  12. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    That's so kind of them, and it looks bloody lovely.

    I'm in London for the next couple of days so I'm going to check it out. :)
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    That looks lovely

    I've seen pictures of their cakes and I'm tempted to visit just for the cake :D
  14. Leighsw2

    Leighsw2 strictly off the record

    They've had caramel cheesecake recently - brilliant! :p
  15. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Went yesterday with a friend and had the meze and Moroccan mint tea. Nice place and I will definitely go back - shame I've been walking past it for so long.
  16. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Hendo says Sitifis has been popping up on Twitter with people saying they should go. So hopefully the internetz will save Sitifis!
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  17. Cafe Sitifis

    Cafe Sitifis Active Member

    Thanks to everyone for all your messages of support - we have been open for two years now and its been tough! All the new places opening in Brixton are bringing new people but it seems as though some of our customers have also been trying them so yes we have been significanlty quieter of the last 6months and it is so positive to hear from all of you that you still believe in us and that our food - especially our speciality Meze and Moroccan Mint Tea are still such a hit! We do our best to maintain our friendly atmosphere and support the local economy through accepting the Brixton Pound and buying all our fresh produce locally! All your comments have certainly brought back our business over the last week and we REALLY appreciate this THANK YOU! Just to say we are setting up a website, finally: www.cafesitifis.co.uk so watch that space too! Look forward to seeing you all soon for a Meze, cake or just a coffee, Noureddine and Kerensa Lalmi, Cafe Sitifis Patisserie, 11 Rushcroft Road, BRIXTON! xxx
  18. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Hurrah! Really pleased things are on the up. May it continue. You have always been very kind to my daughter and I on our visits.
  19. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'm so pleased to hear this. I am a huge fan. If my horrible cold lets up I'll be in for lunch soon.
  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Great to hear business is on the up. Yeah I've noticed a few people talking about it on Twitter....and I've got a few mates interested as a result of my recent visit. Mrs Hatter is straining at the leash to go, so I will be back very soon!
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  21. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'd also like to big up the staff at Sitifis, especially the lovely Polish lady. Blind Lemon was very taken with her when we went!
  22. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    He still is!
  23. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    To be fair, doesn't take much. ;-)
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Q: How good was this meal?
    A: Very good indeed!

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  25. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Next on my list for lunch out, not been since last year :oops: I could do with a decent falafel.
  26. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    You must have been there shortly after us, ed.
  27. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    I take it it's open on Sundays then? Nearly went yesterday but wasn't sure it would be open, so opted for brekkie at home instead.
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Excellelnt, pictures :cool:
  29. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    So, is the plate on the left a flatbread with side meze? What's the one on the right, could;t spot it on the menu.

    I have to do lunch tomorrow with a supplier so might se if he fancies that.

    Or is there a Thai place nearby? We used to always go to Cafe on the Hill.
  30. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    The plate on the right is the mixed meze. If you want Thai, go to Kaosarn in Brixton Village or Yum Thai next to Rosie's in Market Row. Both are good.

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