Browns of Brockley

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This is more of a commuter-friendly coffee bar than full-blown eaterie, but they do take their beans seriously: Square Mile pulled on a La Marzocco espresso machine with a guest filter coffee every week and ‘cupping’ classes to teach regulars how to better appreciate their brew. To accompany it are some surprisingly refined sweetmeats: greengage and lavender friands, apricot crumble, and some light and extremely addictive cinnamon doughnut muffins.

The lunchtime crowd are fed with salads and thinly cut sandwiches on sourdough, neatly filled with high-quality ingredients such as Wiltshire ham, pastrami or sauerkraut (plus an indulgent peanut butter, honey and banana for those who missed breakfast or miss their nanny). A light airy space, high wooden benches to sit at and welcoming service make Browns a popular local pit stop.

 

Venue name: Browns of Brockley
Contact:
Address: 5 Coulgate Street
London
SE4 2RW
Opening hours: Open 7.30am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 10am-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Brockley rail
Price: Main courses £3-£5

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:4
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  • 1 star:0
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Garli

I just had the best chocolate brownie outside of my own kitchen! Truly delicious. Also had a great savory scone which was cut to look like a sandwich filled with cream cheese and bacon. Amazing. Lovely service to top it off. If only Brown's was open when I got home from work :( closing at 3pm is far too early!

Ariane Alexander

Great coffee here, which is hard to find in London where they think instant coffee is a good idea. The americano I ordered was great. It's good for picking up coffee in the mornings, and they do have somewhere to sit if you want to have a chat with a friend.

jake

Best coffee in the south. Great food. Lovely staff. Great Gin and Tonic. 3 stars is just wrong, Time Out!

Claz

Can't believe you guys gave Browns a stingy 3 stars - it's by far the best cafe in Brockley. Their coffee is out of this world and Ross and the other guys are some of the friendliest people you could meet. Plus the interior is understated and chic, and the food is lovely. A hidden gem.