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

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

  1. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    I remember it well. When we moved back to London I was gutted to see it had closed its doors. The cowboy had the dubious addition of a burger pattie to your normal breakfast staples.
     
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  2. uk benzo

    uk benzo أنا ليس أمريكي

  3. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    That's how i remember it. The sandwiches on thick crusty bread was the draw for me.
     
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  4. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

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  5. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Electric Cafe - simply the best. I go out of my way to get my breakfast there whenever possible, it is quite simply perfection every time - and is run by the loveliest people imaginable - it's my desert island cafe.
     
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  6. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    It's decent - breakfasts are good value but not top notch - for instance they deep fry the sausage... but it's cheap, friendly and has decent lunch options as well - spag Bol, chilli, kebabs etc... for £6-7 you won't think about food for 6-7hrs which is top value in my book

    (Lucky I checked before hitting "post", I'm a big fan of "slag bol" but I'm not sure about others )
     
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  7. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Bit of an outlier but for speed,quality & price this is the best i've found in S.London

    Pop Inn cafe in Bermondsey, South Park Road. You don't go for the atmosphere, it's full of construction workers !
     
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  8. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I have used this place for years and years. Great food and friendly staff, a real community orientated place on the weekend with some funny old Bermondsey characters. I will be there on saturday on my way to Millwall.
     
  9. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    when i lived in Tulse Hill, i far preferred Castello's for my fry up's, which may sound like blasphemy to you, but i think with good reason.

    Although a Portuguese restaurant, they do a English fry up very well, and the sausages and bacon were always very high quality. The portions are a beast, you'll struggle to finish a Jumbo English, which comes with free high quality coffee, toast all for £6.

    Also they serve Portuguese beer, Super Bock or Sagres, which only costs £1.80 per bottle. So you can have a beer with your fry up, which is exactly what i want to do on a Saturday morning.
     
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  10. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I'm not too keen on Castello's for a FEB but I do go there for a proper sit down, tablecloths and all, dinner from time to time with my colleagues who are all from S. America, Spain and Portugal. It's a *great* place for dinner.
     
  11. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The thing about a FEB is that you want easy access when hungover, so needs to be as close as possible to your bed. It's a very localised service IMO.
     
  12. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Sounds very nice but wild horses couldn't drag me away from the Electric. I normally have a breakfast which doesn't feature sausage (gasp), it has instead bacon and black pudding, along with bubble, beans, and tomatoes. I add in a fried slice cos that's what my doctor told me to do. So it's not overly heavy on the meat, which I like, but more importantly every single item is always cooked to absolute perfection, and the bubble is the best I've ever had. Pretty sure they use Cumberland sausages too, I'll clearly have to go and order a breakfast including sausage now and report back.

    Anyway reading back through the thread I see I'm repeating what I posted some years ago... for clarity I have no ties to the EC other than it being my fave spot for a fry up
     
  13. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It's true that the bubble and squeak (healthy option :D) in the Electric is very good indeed.
     
  14. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    :confused:Defo going to try the Electric, dunno why I've not been.
     
  15. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    I was in Sams Cafe about 6 weeks back. It was disappointing with sausages raw in the midddle. It was as busy as ever though so hopefully I was unlucky.
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The all day veggie breakfast at San Marino is pretty good value for £6.95 - but you'll get cheaper at Sams and Barneys.
     

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