Work lunches in Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by RubyToogood, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Any suggestions for where to get a salad box or a nice sandwich? Considering how many restaurants, cafes and the like there are in Brixton it's somehow hard to find reasonably healthy but also reasonably filling lunches. I cannot believe M&S is the pinnacle.

    I do sometimes get a falafel wrap from a van on Pope's Rd when I haven't been able to take a packed lunch. I had similar from San Marino the other day and it was disappointing.
  2. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Have you tried Valcie’s cafe at Papa’s Park?
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  3. ash

    ash Inittogether

    The Portuguese cafe by the bus stops going up the hill next to Olive Morris House (or whatever it’s called now).
    I agree that Brixton lacks a good sandwich bar I tend to get a Pattie or something hot.
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Liquid in the Albert always my preference
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    It's been a poor choice since the jacket potato place closed down
  6. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Or try Funchal Bakery just along from the skate park.
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  7. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Vera Cruz.
  8. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Hm thanks for the suggestions but I'm either north or central Brixton so none of those is that near either of my offices. Except Funchal Bakery actually which is not a bad call.
  9. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Yes! I love their omelette bap. Best hangover cure.
  10. BakeRecords

    BakeRecords New Member

    Jeff the Chef's chicken foot soup is the best lunch in Brixton imo. Closest thing to a cure for the common cold I've ever come across.
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  11. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    I'm bumping this thread because I still haven't solved the problem. Well, I've solved it in as much as I've started stopping off at Sesami in Herne Hill on the way into work.
  12. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Greggs sausage roll :thumbs:
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

  14. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    Cafe Parissi do takeaway lunch stuff. Pricey but very nice. Not for every day but good for a treat.

    The wholefood shop has spinach sausage rolls and also vegan quiche. Teamed with an apple and a pack of crisps it’s not s bad option. They also do cake slices.

    Various patty options of course. Plus all the other yummy stuff you can get in a patty shop. There’s that vegan patty shop on the corner in the courtyard of Granville Arcade. And Fish Wings & Tings too. Jeff the Chef. Atlantic Bakery does a good patty, and if you’re in luck you’ll see the neat tabby cat dreaming in the doorway. I don’t bother with Refill these days though, I’ve been disappointed too many times.

    Agile Rabbit. A slice of pizza and a cheeky glass of wine is pretty reasonable £ and quick.

    Federation Coffee has a few choices. A ham and cheese or ham and tomato toasty croissant hits the spot for me some days.

    San Marino are always a disappointment food-wise. Even their pastel de nata are disappointing, too sweet and not rich-eggy as they ought to be.

    I’ve not tried the new Greek place yet, where the Phoenix used to be. I suppose they must do some kind of lunch type stuff.
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  15. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    :confused: Not sure where you mean.

    I recently discovered that First Choice Bakers (the one as you go into Market Row from Atlantic Rd) does delicious and very cheap dumplings filled with various things like ackee and saltfish but I'm trying to forget this dangerous knowledge.
  16. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Cafe Max on Brixton Station Road?
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  17. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Not suggesting this as a lunch option but the above mentioned I read (probably here) has the cheapest pint of beer in Brixton - £2.20 for a pint of Sagres. I find that impressive.
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  18. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    This place.

    Eat fin Eden.

    On the other corner from Fish Wings & Tings.

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  19. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    Here’s their menu:


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  20. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

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  21. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

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  22. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Can you just clarify the place that does £2.20 pints of Sagres please?

    Its not unusual for Portuguese places to do 330ml bottles of Sagres/Super Bock around the £2 mark (examples being Castelo and Carlos's in Tulse Hill spring to mind) but i have never seen an actual pint that cheap....
  23. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Not personally verified but definitely read it either on here or in the Bugle.
  24. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    which place is it? happy to verify it on the weekend.

    I reckon there may be wires crossed between a pint and bottle though....
  25. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Cafe Max. Definitely described it as the cheapest pint in Brixton. I remember reading pint and thinking that’s really cheap. The more I think about it I’m 99% sure it was in the Bugle but I’m not sure where they got their info from.
  26. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

  27. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Will check and report back.

    It always puzzles me somewhat how Portuguese places are able to offer beer at about half the price of non Portuguese places. i always hope there is a valid excuse for it, like they import it on the cheap or whatever, but the cynic in me makes me think native places are just being fucking greedy and Portuguese places are not.
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  28. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Yeah I’m a big fan of the Portuguese cafes. Always reasonably priced.

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