Blue Mountain

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East Dulwich

An East Dulwich institution and a key fixture on busy North Cross Road, Blue Mountain’s quirky mosaic frontage adds a splash of colour and a dash of fun to the area. The organic Full Monty fry-ups are as famous as Blue Mountain itself – double sausage, bacon, egg, tomato, mushrooms, toast and a tea or coffee (with a veggie option too) – and there’s a nice line in high-cal comfort cakes such as chocolate fudge, banoffee pie and carrot. But there’s also good value to be had from the lunch menu, which includes fish cakes, a mezze platter, a seriously meaty burger (with fat jacket chips), and assorted salads and sandwiches. A blackboard displays more sophisticated daily specials such as grilled trout, but if you’re hungry the jerk chicken with rice and peas will set you up for anything (and be sure to order some plantain on the side). Changing art exhibitions by south London artists, and a crammed noticeboard add to the busy vibe; this is a friendly café at the heart of the local action.


Venue name: Blue Mountain
Address: 18 North Cross Road
SE22 9EU
Opening hours: Open 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: East Dulwich rail
Price: Main courses £4.50-£8

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:1
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Lennard A

Nothing special, you can get a lot more for your money in other shops. Not only the portions are small- the quality of the food is low. Been in Sydenham and Penge branches as well and it was the same. Still Dulwich one is a little bit better and nicer atmosphere. Staff is ok, always helpful and polite. I was a fan of the coffee in Sydenham, the girl there always making me the best flat white and cappuccino, but she left and the others can't compare. So 2 stars only for the coffee.


This is my local cafe, definately the best breakfast / brunch in the area hands down, so much to choose from!! and all very tasty too. Best bit: They do great cakes for teatime and even do carribean food as well as usual med/ British Fare on the dinner menu, great looking cafe. Worst bit: The 'Weekend brunch queue'.... dam those yummy mummy's and their space congesting buggy's :-(


Thought this place had shut down - what with the disinterested private school saturday girl staff, waiting times on a glacial timescale, upmarket pricing and microscopic portions. But wait, its back. and still the same as ever. adequate food and s l ow service. The biggest highlight of the cafe is watching the 3 wheel buggies skitter on the uneven and slippery kerazy paving, that seems to have been constructed from the smashed remenants of posh saturday girl serving mishaps. w00t..


Staff are always distracted and snotty, which ruins what would be an otherwise nice cafe.