A Guide To Brixton Village

Brixton. What was once an unexplored part of London with not a great reputation, is now one of the hottest places to visit in the big smoke. It’s easy transport links, the fact that David Bowie was born there and its diverse food culture are just a few of the reasons why; and the uber… Read More »

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Brixton. What was once an unexplored part of London with not a great reputation, is now one of the hottest places to visit in the big smoke.

It’s easy transport links, the fact that David Bowie was born there and its diverse food culture are just a few of the reasons why; and the uber cool Brixton Village plays a huge part in that success.

Brixton Village-3IMG_0025IMG_0022The village is a vibrant mash up of every food and drink you can imagine all under one roof. Its unkempt exterior is quite deceiving to the wonder you will find inside and this place has to be on everyone’s London hit list.

Walking from one end to the other you’ll experience a whole world of cuisine without leaving the city. Its inside/outside set up means the little ‘streets’ are lined with people eating, enjoying, meeting friends and chatting. Making this one lively and buzzing place to be!

Brixton-2There’s fresh fruit and veg, vintage clothes shops and homemade goods. All mingled between some of THE best places to eat in London. Come see.

IMG_0024Brixton Village-2The Joint Brixton-7For breakfast and brunch, you can do some alfresco DIY at Burnt Toast Cafe. A  popular corner cafe that usually has a bit of a queue hovering outside. Where you’ll get a cuppa in a proper mug, breakfast classics to eat and toasters dotted around for you to well … DIY.

Burnt Toast Cafe is in the heart of buzzing Brixton Village; an indoor market with loads of good restaurants. They do all day breakfast and with toasters and spreads dotted around, you can do DIY toast! More on www.notsobasiclondon.comIMG_0009  Salon also being a fantastic option too with their small, shabby chic restaurant focusing on seasonal, fresh produce. Most certainly some of the BEST scrambled eggs around, as well as their homemade banana bread.

Brixton Village-6Salon, Brixton, NOTSOBASICLONDON, London food blog-13If French gets you going in the morning (or evening for that matter) you should head to Senzala.  A vibrant restaurant making fresh, affordable crepes.

IMG_0014IMG_8406Something sweet could be doughnuts at Dum Dum Donuterie, classic jam recommended (and watch the video below!). A hot drink and a pastry at Federation Coffee. Not to mention cupcakes at vegan bakery Miss Cupcake. Some of the most decadent treats in London and they’re all dairy free – you’d never know!

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 Lunch and Dinner you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice.

Go for a pizza at one of trendiest pizza places in London, Franco Manca. Their signature sourdough base is a winner and very good value for money.

IMG_3632 Brixton Village-916 hour slow cooked pulled pork at The Joint, fit for any carnivore. We’re talking onion rings the size of your head, deep fried mac and cheese, and ribs that fall off the bone. Yum!

The Joint Brixton-39 The Joint Brixton-44… and it wouldn’t be Brixton without some Caribbean jerk chicken at the uber popular Fish, Wings & Tings. Authentic cuisine just like mamma used to make (I’ve been told).

Fish, Wings and Tings-1 Brixton Village-4After all that when you’re stuffed and ready to burst, pop over to Seven for a Spanish cocktail or two to end the night. Or head back to The Joint for a Brixton beer.

Brixton Village-8 The Joint Brixton-22You could really start in here at 10 am on a Saturday morning and not leave until midnight that evening. Come to think of it, that definitely should happen more often.

Brixton Village certainly isn’t a stranger to controversy, and there have been many a person trying to stop the gentrification of the area. Wine and cheese shop Champagne & Fromage even faced protests to get them out as they were ‘too middle class’. Surely it’s the vast mix of places which makes it so unique!

The above places are just a handful of what Brixton has to offer and I really haven’t touched on half of it!  I haven’t even mentioned burgers at Bukowski’s, Latin American at Santafereno and Indian at Elephant. 

It’s a must place to visit when in London. So, what are you waiting for? See you there one weekend!