This corner shop with attitude is a treasure trove of Middle Eastern delights, selling everything from nuts and spices to freshly made houmous and huge, burnished flatbreads. The owners have squeezed a café into one corner, offering dishes that showcase the passion that fuelled their various cookbooks (among them Snackistan). There are cheap, bountiful meze platters, delectable specials announced at whim, plus Turkish pastries and sweets served with not-your-average hot drinks, such as the creamy, chocolate-topped date-and-cardamom latte. For a proper Peckham pick-me-up, the house banana split (just £3.50) is a thing of beauty, crammed with saffron ice cream and topped with yoghurt, rose petals, pistachio slivers and dates.
Meal for two with drinks and service: around £18