The Best Brunch Spots In Brixton, London

Photo of Eva Menger
27 October 2017

Brixton has fast become one of London’s most popular foodie spots over the last few years. Brixton Village offers everything from fantastic Asian food to mouthwatering coffee, and for all that’s missing here you can head over to Pop Brixton. As we’ve already got a comprehensive dining guide for this area, it’s now time to show you the best places for brunch.

The Wild Caper

Cafe, Market, Israeli, 0
English Breakfast, Pavilion Cafe
English Breakfast, Pavilion Cafe | ©Avid Hills/Flickr
Whenever you find yourself waking up with a banging head ache after a big night out, desperate for something to make you feel better, this is where you need to go. The Wild Caper is particularly packed on weekend mornings, but as it offers you everything you need for a perfect breakfast, it’s more than worth the wait. A Full English with perfectly cooked poached eggs, delicious almond croissants and crispy bacon, you want it, they have it. Find this place on your left hand side as you enter the Market Row from the Electric Lane side.

Federation Coffee

Coffee Shop, Cafe, British, $$$
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Federation Coffee, Brixton
Federation Coffee, Brixton | ©Bex Walton/Flickr

As only real coffee shop in Brixton, Federation Coffee is always packed. Their bespoke Federation espresso blend comes from a local London roaster and their skilled baristas are very happy to make you any type of coffee you fancy, accompanied by a broad range of delicious pastries. This is the perfect place for a relaxed Sunday morning or for doing some work on a weekday (as it might be too busy for that on weekends).

San Marino

Cafe, Market, British, Italian, Mediterranean
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San Marino Cafe, Brixton
San Marino Cafe, Brixton | ©Adrian Guerin/Flickr
This café on the corner of Brixton Road and Brixton market makes by far the best sandwiches in the neighbourhood. Their broad range of paninis are exactly what you’re looking for when craving a proper sandwich. Try their spicy chicken panini if you want to be blown away, or the variation with chicken & cheese if you feel a little less adventurous. These massive sandwiches give you tgreat value for money. It’s not the cosiest place to sit in though, so you might want to grab their grub on-the-go instead.

Senzala Creperie

Bar, Creperie, Brazilian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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One of the few places in Brixton Village that always comes with a queue, this homey little spot offers an endless list of crepes, with the Morning Glory being our absolute favourite. Their portions are huge and very suitable for sharing, which is the way to go if you want to try both their savoury and sweet options. They have plenty of vegan options too, making this the perfect place to go to when you’re with a mixed group of people – there’s definitely something for everyone here. You can find them right opposite Federation Coffee.

Pop Brixton

Market, Fusion, British
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Pop, Brixton | ©Ted and Jen/Flickr
As if Brixton Village didn’t have enough food options, Brixton’s latest asset is this group of containers, all hosted by different caterers. This project, started to support local jobs, is commissioned by Lambeth Council and offers a hub for people with all kinds of food start-ups. It’s most fun to walk around here and choose whatever you fancy most, but if you really can’t decide we’d recommend you to try Baba G’s fabulous burgers with an Indian twist. Try the Lamb Jalfrezi & Tandoori Chicken burgers with Masala fries.

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