Could it be that unassuming Nunhead’s main drag has finally, finally, reached the critical mass of food shops, retro outlets and galleries that allows it to be described as ‘up and coming’? If so, Bambuni is right at the heart of it. This deli/café/local hub has been a real labour of love for owner Huey, who built the place with his own hands and maintains a mission to source the best and the local. This includes more than 50 cheeses and nearly 100 craft beers, all available for consumption on site.
Made-to-order sandwiches include salami, comté and gherkins, or raclette, onion marmalade and dijon mustard, and there are plenty of sweet things, not least Ice Cream Union ices, best enjoyed on a summer’s day in the tiny Mediterranean-style courtyard. Come for a flat white (Huey takes his coffee seriously) and leave with a refillable bottle of red wine, a tub of olives and several scoops of loose granola. Look out for after-hours events such as tapas evenings, beer tastings and bar nights.
143 Evelina Road
|Opening hours:||Open 9am-5.30pm Tue-Sat; 10am-4pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Nunhead rail|
|Price:||Main courses £4-£5|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
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- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
What's not to like? It's a fantastic, independent, local deli that also provides eat-in. Once you get your bacon from them, nothing else comes close. In response to review below, never had problems with the staff - but then again I never seem to have problems with staff, especially in small local stores selling olives, wine and cheese. Must be me.
Since Banbuni opened in Nunhead, nearly 3 years ago, we always tried to support them by shopping every weekend, even though the customer service skills of both the owner and the staff's haven't been great. A couple of times we were given expired products which when we returned them to the shop we were dismissed as 'not a big deal'. More often we were served by staff who was chatting away to another staff or another client and we haven't been aknoweldged or talked to. Even worse, twice we asked for products (ground cumin and instant coffee) only to hear the staff's personal opinion about these (we don't think ground cumin is proper spice; we don't think instance coffee is coffee at all)! Well....you can keep your opinions to yourself as we didn't ask for it! Or if you have such strong opinions obviously you cannot cater for the public and perhaps you can stay in your kitchen to enjoy your proper coffee!