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Trad 'Full English' Cafe Recommendation, Brixton and surrounds?

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by OvalhouseDB, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They were absolutely delicious, thanks, and fantastic vaule. Be off with you food snob!
     
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Too much of a lake! Needs reducing!
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I had no problem reducing the plate down to an empty one.
     
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  5. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    The only thing wrong with that breakfast is the lack of meat.
     
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  6. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Electric Cafe in Tulse Hill is so great. But also the Portuguese cafe next to the white heart is very good value for money, "jumbo breakfast" inc tea is £6. Still the electric is my fave.
     
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  7. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Anyone remember "the little Kitchen" in Clapham north? now that was a great greasy spoon.(it was rare not to see it chocker with builders)
     
  8. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    I disagree, those beans are standing up for the physically inferior tomatoes. They are hugging them, telling them they've got their back.

    They've also got a left arm around the omelet saying "it doesn't look like you need me, but I'm here if you do".

    To be fair the hash browns look a bit taken aback at the beany tide coming their way, wondering "fuck, is this red tide a friend or foe". They are only hash browns so they don't have the intelligence to work this out for themselves.
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I like your interpretation there. :D

    For the record, when Eme and I go to Sam's, we always share a cheese omelette (which is fooking delish), chips and beans with a couple of slices of toast and tea. Even when the plate is split into two we still end up with bigger portions than the Phoneix and it's massively cheaper. Tastier too.
     
  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    So this isn't actually true, then-

    You needed help. :p
     
  11. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    What are the Phoneix playing at? Move to new premises with all the charm of a squash court, reduce portion sizes, keep the price up? There are any number of places doing breakfast in the village now so there is much more competition too. They must have very loyal customers.
     
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  12. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    I heartily agree about the Electric Cafe. My favourite fry-up, bar-none. Everything always cooked to perfection, glorious creamy bubble n squeak with a nice crust on, proper fried slice. And it's a family run business. And it's cheap. Well worth jumping on the bus to West Norwood for.
     
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  13. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    The family that run it are so nice as well :)
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I used to LOVE the vibe of the old Phoenix but it now feels like a hospital canteen. I went back about three times but I just don't like it there. All those lights. My eyes!
     
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  15. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Agree. Apparently they've made the portions bigger again now tho so that's a positive.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Makes you wonder why they made them smaller in the first place. We had some really measly portions there. I'm not sure how it's doing these days, but a lot of my friends now give it a miss. That's a shame too, because I used to love hanging out there.
     
  17. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    I thought it was pretty cheeky considering the prices went up at the same time. I never go there anymore either. It's not the same in the new place, it's like it's heart.
     
  18. wjh

    wjh Bill

    Shush, don't want my local greasy spoon filling up with bubble n squeak seeking tourists from afar.
     
  19. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Yeah the Phoenix portions are back to their usual size, have been for a while :)
     
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  20. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Still got the reduced menu?
     
  21. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Yeah (which is weird) but they'll cook you stuff not on the menu if you ask
     
  22. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I think they've lost my custom, tbh.
     
  23. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    Sams brilliant caff today was brilliantly full and brilliant
     

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  24. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    As a general rule I never eat a meal which is starting back at me.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Great to see the place so busy. It's fantastic value and the staff are really friendly.
     
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  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I went to the Electric this morning. Brilliant. I told him I didn't want mushrooms or tomatoes and was happy just to lose them but, at his suggestion, he swapped them for an extra sausage and egg.

    Well worth it for anyone round this way and even worth taking a trip over for.
     
  27. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

  28. NewParkToad

    NewParkToad Member

    Angie'a on New Park Road. Got to love it. New recent extension to cope with demand.
     
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  29. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    I've noticed a new place called The Recovery Café next to Angela's. Is that an extension of Angela's then, or a separate place?

    Great username, btw
     
  30. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Yeah Angela does a great bacon, cheese and mushroom sarnie. On toasted bread, perfect hangover cure.
     

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