Tricia de Courcy Ling
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Posted: Wed Aug 31 2011
People come to this attractive corner spot inside Brixton Market’s covered arcade to work on their computers, eavesdrop, watch the world go by, or chat with friends. Grab a perch with a view on to the market if you can. But be warned: this isn’t a spacious venue, and it’s very popular. All Federation food is made right here, with sweet and savoury baked goods to the fore. Not complicated, but not expensive. The espresso beans are roasted at a nearby market unit, and the house blend is a high roast that will take kindly to milk in a cappuccino or flat white. Add friendly service, the real neighbourhood atmosphere, and you have a great local coffee haven.
Federation Coffee Units 77-78, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
Staff have a bad attitude. I have tried this establishment three times, each time served by surly staff. Will not be making a fourth appearance.
Just experienced the worst customer service... I ordered a mocha, the waiter brought over a latte but called it a mocha. So after a couple of sips decided it wasn't a mocha so took it the waiter to ask for a mocha. Then the coffee shop owner came out and told me he wouldn't make me another coffee as I'd drank from it. How else would I know it wasn't a mocha! So he refused to serve me and was extremely rude stating he was the coffee shop owner repeatedly. He created a very bad scene in front of all the customers that were shocked. Besides this bad experience, the coffee wasn't great anyway!
I love popping in here to have an ANZAC biscuit and the best flat white south of the river. Ka pai guys!
The best coffee in SW by far. Flat whites you keep coming back for. Great cakes and food to nibble on.