The Naked Loaf opened in November 2013 as a small neighbourhood bakery run by a Spanish family. The breads are the main draw: sourdoughs, spelt, Breton-style, plus brioches and muffin-like madeleines. In the mornings a toaster is put on the one table (which seats only four people) for serve-yourself coffee and pastries, with all you can eat, DIY toast at £2 per person. On our February 2014 visit the service was a shambles; place settings not cleared, no knives, even previously used plates reused, as the staff wandered in and out of the shop. They were in the process of renovating the next door premises for an extension to this cramped and chaotic shop. Although good as a bakery, to be a pleasant café experience Naked Loaf needs to be much more customer-focused. It also opens in the evenings with wine, tapas and pizza slices served.
The Naked Loaf
|Venue name:||The Naked Loaf||Contact:|
70 Moyser Road
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat; 9am-4pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Tooting Bec|
Average User Rating
5 / 5
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We've become quite addicted to the Naked Loaf's hand crafted artisanal breads, great coffee and delicious Spanish and English breakfasts during the day. But last night we ate there on the opening night of their evening fare. First the atmosphere is very homely as you would expect from a family run business set up by people from the local community. If you find yourself on a table with others from the neighbourhood, you'll not only find everyone very friendly but it also adds to the rustic, cosy and laid back ambiance of this bakery/cafe/deli/restaurant. The food was delicious. Meze and Spanish chistorra in wine for starters. All homemade, delicious and very generous portions. The beef bourguignon was excellent and the rustic cheese soufflé was to die for. After the success of the Naked Loaf's bakery next door and the daytime cafe/deli, the restaurant is a welcome addition to this great family run set up.