Brown & Green

Restaurants , Cafés Crystal Palace
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Brown & Green

With the arrival of the ‘Ginger line’ in Crystal Palace has come a refurb of the lofty Victorian station, a new breed of commuter and a branch of Brown & Green to serve them. Tucked into the concourse, and right on the edge of Crystal Palace Park, it’s a grand space brought down to earth with lampshades made from coffee sacks, Formica tables, reclaimed school desks and old Southern Railway signs. You can tuck into brunch favourites such as thick bacon butties on toasted sourdough with rocket and tomato or scrambled eggs and chorizo, or opt for a simple soup.

Children come high up in the priorities with wholesome nursery food and treats such as frothy milk with sprinkles, while the breakfast menu includes both vegetarian and vegan compositions. Tea drinkers will appreciate the range of Jenier loose-leaf teas. A refreshing change from the park’s other, decidedly old-school, café.

Run by twin sisters Laura and Jess Tilli, this is their second foray into station cafés - the first, much smaller Brown & Green is at Gipsy Hill train station (open 6.30am-2pm Mon-Sat).

Venue name: Brown & Green
Contact:
Address: Crystal Palace Station
Station Rd
London
SE19 2AZ
Opening hours: Open 6.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Transport: Crystal Palace Overground
Price: Main courses £3-£6.75
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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coffee l

the best coffee, service and atmosphere! brown & green is the best choice ever

Paul B

Aside from the consistently warm welcome I receive grabbing my coffee most weekday mornings at Gipsy Hill or Crystal Palace stations, their addition to the Triangle has meant I now have a simple choice for weekend breakfast/brunch!

Judy S

Their flat white is the best, I LOVE feta cheese and chilli scrambled eggs or a fry up, the music is always perfect. Children are welcomed, not just tolerated, and I also often go without mine so it's good for non-sproggers too. The staff are delightful, this is my favourite place in Crystal Palace.

Sara C

The perfect all day venue. Baby and hangover friendly. Brunches of avocado toast, halloumi fry ups and good old bacon and sausage sarnies made with quality ingredients. Good coffee, oozy brownies and a selection of scotch eggs. Plus pop up restaurant nights. They're doing all the right things.

Jane G.
Tastemaker

What a surprise! Wandering around Crystal Palace Park, cold and in need of a coffee. A bad coffee would have been welcome, but that's not what I found. I ended up at Crystal Palace station and stopped dead in my tracks, I smelled coffee...good coffee. Inside the station was a heavenly little coffee shop/restaurant. The staff were friendly, the food looked good (I didn't eat), and the prices were reasonable. They told me the coffee was roasted specially for them and the cakes were locally sourced. I tried a sample of the Carmel brownie that was amazing and bought a piece of "hummingbird" cake to go with my latte. I will be making an effort to go back.

Jess V

Better than your usual station café. Selection of top quality food is excellent. Staff are friendly. Service is quick without being pushy.

Millie K

Soo cool for weekend brunch with the dogs- whether on your own or with friends / children and the pups - we LOVE B&G- food is amazing - brunches and cakes served with coffees/ teas etc to tantalise your palate whilst I your way for or to the dinosaurs x

Jennifer S
Tastemaker

I popped into here- the Church Road location- after a disappointing salad at The White Hart across the street. I got a takeaway box of the freekah, roasted pepper, courgettes and blueberries (I think) with onion mixed with the cauliflower, honey-roasted sweet potatoes and bulgar wheat, as well as hummus and tzatziki, for 5.50 quid. While I think that's pricey, the medium-sized box is filled to the brim so I got at least two meals out of it! The flavours are great: the honey is not too overpowering on the sweet potatoes and the freekah is mildly nutty. Job well done!

Loraine K

The best cafe in Crystal Palace ........ great coffee, great food, good service and friendly staff !!

Ella M

Run my twins - these are my people. Seriously though decent sized portions, kids stuff, allow you to change details on your orders without raised eyebrows eg can you add a banana to that marmite toast sandwich. This place is fab and expanding yay!

Alice K

Great coffee, yummy food, awesome playlists and friendly staff- who needs to get a train?