Brixton Village Market: restaurants and cafes

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Brixton Village Market has become the destination for budget eating in south London. Take Time Out’s video tour of the covered market’s restaurants and cafés and get acquainted with its friendly faces. Hopefully you'll feel inspired to pay them a visit yourself.

Once a rundown arcade, Brixton Village Market is now home to more than 20 new cafés, restaurants and takeaways and has become Brixton's culinary and cultural hub. On Thursday and Friday nights the market is open late and to the delight of customers there is live music and a wide selection of international cuisine on offer, as well as a warm, community atmosphere. Find all four videos of Time Out's favourite restaurants and cafés using the links below.

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collette r
collette r

I started to watch this and had to switch it off, As one of the men on this footage said with pride "we've taken over" Rather than move into an area and become part of what's going on the attitude was we want to be here but with you out! and that's exactly what took place. The social and cultural cleansing begun. If you are not middle class your not welcome is the clear message the new Brixton sends out loud and proud.

It' under handed, scheming and down right ugly when you look at what has happened to "Brixton Vill-arge" businesses which were there for generations suddenly found their rents raised astronomically leaving them no alternative but to go and these yuppies to proudly move in. Well done you got what you wanted fair and square!

One thing the old Brixton did was to bring in people from various cultures and social backgrounds to mix, experience and enjoy what we all have to offer. Now its all about one type of people who are arrogant and clearly come from the view point that we are better and if your not like us your not welcome.

The reality is no amount of money could ever make these people anything to envy. As they sit and enjoy the exclusive and non inclusive atmosphere of the Vill-age It would be nice if they think about the extent you they went to in order to take what they have. Think about the people they displaced and pushed out so they could soak up the atmosphere in their new Brixton.

Jules D
Jules D

Totally agree.....Brixton was my old stomping ground between 1997 til 2003....a recent visit was awash with ghastly new money people !!!!!!!

kifranky
kifranky

Who said budget eating? It is expensive junk food for yuppies. Street food priced like restaurant by greedy owners.... Shame, I think the intention was there initially... 

Sar M
Sar M

"Talking today to a West Indian owner of a shop in the so called yuppie arcade, she was saying the local people had a chance to rent these shops rent free for three months but they could not be bothered! "  I'm sure this is what you would like to believe, alas it was not the case and many applicants were turned down!  What's more the few remaining "local" owned shops who have "local" customers often receive complaints from their not so local neighbours who "do not like the cliental they attract" wanting the shops to be closed down.   Ps now the rates are ridiculously high and push out any chance of a more representative market.  But go ahead and enjoy your over priced, over rated average food... It's funny how the mere fact that it was in Brixton, a previously a place so treacherous and full of danger and lack of civilisation, that it could never house any good restaurants, has created this weird notion that the food in the village is incredible a miracle and a god send to the community...

Mac
Mac

Amazing place with a great atmosphere and some great bars and restaurants. Finally there are great places to eat and drink in Brixton and people are friendly.

Tonia
Tonia

A hidden paradise for cheap restaurants! I love the atmosphere there!

Chas
Chas

Talking today to a West Indian owner of a shop in the so called yuppie arcade, she was saying the local people had a chance to rent these shops rent free for three months but they could not be bothered! She did and is now reaping the benefits. It's not about it being twee, trust me I hate yuppies too ! It's about breaking down the barriers between races and having a good time ! I was brought up in Brixton, so know all about why do you want a West Indian ghetto created again? Grow up and realise Brixton is not yours, it's everyone's whatever the race or colour of their skin !

Tell it
Tell it

The 'cultural hub' of Brixton is not the new looking arcade! The culture has been pushed out of Brixton by the stupefied rabble of yuppies and hipsters who think that they have their collective finger on some kind of pulse. The West Indian people are shocked by the transformation of a once thriving centre for music and community, so before you winkle picker wearing, leather satchel carrying idiots start feeling brave enough to go where you are not wanted in the first place, do some fucking research! These trendy arseholes with their sub zero continental toast shops which require BLANKETS are pushing the rent up in this area so that real traders are finding it difficult to survive think about that next time you are eating your overpriced but oh so twee mess.

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