Ahh brunch. The best meal of all time. Am I right?
As a Brixton resident I’m lucky enough to have a huge choice of places, just a couple of minutes walk away from my flat, that I know will serve up a great brunch.
There’s ones that ease a hangover, ones that make me reminisce about past travels or get a taste for what future travels are like.
If youre overwhelmed by choice and couldn’t possibly decide on where to have brunch in Brixton then look no further. Here’s my list and pick of the best when it comes to brunch in Brixton village and beyond.
Best for feasting
Carioca in Brixton Village is my go to place when I’m hungry but don’t fancy a greasy fry up.
The restaurant, as with many in Brixton, is low key and that’s all part of the charm. Serving up traditional dishes from Brazil for breakfast, lunch and dinner, carioca not only makes me reminisce about my Brazilian travels, but it leaves me very full and that’s all I could want from a brunch.
The Ipanema, chorizo, rocket, avocado and a poahed egg on a Brazilian corn maize muffin is my go to and the freshly squeezed orange juice makes a great accompaniment.
Best for hangovers
Sometimes all you need is a greasy fry up and that’s where this next engtry comes in. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name (I’m not even sure if it has one?) but you won’t be able to miss this cafe.
It’s a proper builders cafe in Brixton Village (the section closest to the tube station where Franco Manca is). Look for the plastic white chairs and cheap table cloths plus an array of slightly less hip people sitting in it.
It doesn’t serve fancy looking cuisine, nor does it give off hipster vibes, but it does do bacon, eggs and beans and that is all you need on a hangover.
Best for exotic brunches
French & Grace serve up delicious plates that celebrate Middle Eastern flavours and rustic British style.
Their dinner time menus include pickles and falafel to spiced lamb, sheep’s milk halloumi all wrapped up in delicious flatbreads. You can’t go wrong with the Middle Eastern dishes from French and Grace whatever time of day.
For brunch you can expect traditional eggs and bacon or more exotic options such as harissa beans with feta and sumac fried beans with chorizo on sourdough and a soft boiled egg. Great for something a little different.
Best for Pancakes
Senzala creperie has to be the winner when it comes to pancake brunches. Senzala serves up both savoury crepes and sweet crepes. There’s plenty of filling in both savoury and sweet crepes and they’re best enjoyed with a cider (typically French) and a green salad on the side.
The traditional galette, a campagnarde, made with cheese and ham, will get your weekend off to a great start.
Best for coffee
F Mondays coffee on Brixton hill serves great coffees and does fantastic cake and pastries as well as brunches. Treat yourself to the likes of bacon and egg breakfast cups or smashed banana with honey on sourdough toast. If you’re not much of a bruncher and can only face a cup of strong coffee then don’t worry, there’s excellent coffee to be had here.
However, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to avoid their cookies, brownies and cakes, they just look (and taste) too damn good.