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

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

  1. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Semas is my fave. Proper bread! Quick and clean!
     
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  2. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    They are lovely in there.
     
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  3. Rebelda

    Rebelda Gas Mark 4 on the Lovely Oven

    Or Nico's. Worker's Cafe on Globe Road is also good. Send them eastwards, it's the right thing to do ;)
     
  4. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I ordered the wrong number in there and consequently had my first breakfast with chips that I can recall. It was bloody huge. Although I noticed the guys at the next table had even larger dishes. The ingredients are no frills standard caff (I left most of my sausage) but they do what they do very well and are very friendly with it. I like it.
     
  5. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I normally have the No 7.

    Those are proper caff sausages. That's what they are supposed to be like and they are lovely.
     
  6. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Yep. It's a long time since I trusted proper caff sausages!
     
  7. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Had the jumbo breakfast at Castello again today. Fit.
     
  8. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Fantasia Cafe again today, excellent stuff.

    One thing that does irritate me about many caffs I've been into (all over the country) is the propensity for the 'toast' to be barely toasted - i.e. just warm floppy bread. (One good thing about the Phoenix is the excellent toast - covered in far too much butter :) )

    In future I will be ordering my toast 'well done'.
     
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  9. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    Sams was on good form yesterday too. The talk was of Diego Costas stamp and what "fresh tomatoes" actually means, should they just come sliced and cold or if they should be grilled.
     
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  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    what was the toast like?
     
  11. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    White sliced as standard but you can also get bloomer. Nice and crunchy. :thumbs:
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I always opt for the thick toast. Works for me. :)
     
  13. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Didn't really know where to put this but I suppose Clapham is 'Brixton surrounds' so this thread will do:

    Cafe Culture: Meet the regulars

    Lovely photo article about Café Delight on Clapham High St.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I can recommend Joel Barney's cafe on Coldharbour Lane by Loughborough Junc. Fantastic value with a lovely garden out back.
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    A tad pricey though, looking at the signs in that pic.

    Nice feature though.
     
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  16. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    That is pricey!

    Anyone been to Steve's in Herne Hill of late? Not been for years but always thought it was one of the best around.
     
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  17. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Expensive and food is not great. The owner isn't the nicest person you'll meet in a day either. They own the kebab shop next door too.
     
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  18. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Good to know. Shame as the article is nice.
     
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  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Great place. I was a regular there about 96 to 2001. Never ordered anything but a number 6 with extra mushrooms. Came with a fried slice which is what eventually guilted me into taking a break from regular fry ups. They made you feel at home and always knew your order. Izzy was great. I had no idea he was so young at the time.
     
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  20. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    It is although i do wonder how the place got selected for a review. His prices seem to have rocketed since i was last in there earlier in the year.
     
  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Ah bit of U75 controversy.
     
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  22. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    A lot can change in 16 years.
     
  23. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Like my memory! :D
     
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  24. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Do you remember the cafe around the corner from there under the train arches ? The little kitchen i think it was called. Did all sorts of special plates such as "the cowboy" a proper meat feast.
     
  25. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Close to the Bedford road end? Only vaguely.

    I sent that link to my mate who reminded me that as much as he loved the fry, the tea was a bit dodge. It's funny what people remember!
     
  26. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Electric Cafe, Tulse Hill. Love it.
     
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  27. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Yes.
    It is. It was a saturday morning pit stop on the way from the fridge or 414 in brixton. A quick fry up then onto the sanctuary in grays inn road or sunny side up. An interesting mix of builders and wrecked clubbers :cool:
     
  28. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Another vote here too - best toast outside of the old Phoenix.

    Although I ate in Delicious Cafe on West Norwood High Street for the first time the other week, and they have great toast too. And the food portions are ginormous. Huge oval dishes piled with grub. But you do pay a little extra for it - about £6 for a breakfast.
     
  29. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    It's a great spot. I had my first caff breakfast in London in there.
     
  30. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I remember this place. I was taken there by a very nice plumber friend. Gorgeous brekkie.
     
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