This café, just over the road from Clapham Common tube, is one of the new wave of Antipodean-style cafés that make much of their brunch menu (served here until 3pm), and their coffee - all the equipment and beans here are tip-top. The two-floor interior’s fashionably rough and ready, and there’s a yard at the back with outside seating – not catching on the sun on our midday visit, but this didn’t deter hardier diners.
The dishes are attractively presented with smears of colour and pretty leaf garnishes and sprouts, but at heart, this is simple food based around baking, hot grilled sandwiches and fry-ups. The eggs were perfectly poached, the fried bits perfectly fried. And the flavours worked, even odd combos such as beetroot, corn fritters and halloumi, and an extra of smashed avocado.
On both of our visits months apart, the service was amateurish. Waits were long, orders forgotten, coffee clumsily made, and – on one visit - the meal bill given as a verbal total, rather than itemised so that it could be checked. Be warned too that with add-on prices for many ‘extras’, the bill can come to more than you might expect.
16 Clapham Common South Side
|Opening hours:||Open 7am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm Sat and Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Clapham Common|
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Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
- 5 star:40
- 4 star:7
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
You can't book here, so get there early or prepare to wait 20-30 mintues for a table. It's worth it though. Love the Clarence court eggs they use here, and the smashed avo is one of the best in London. The coffee is also brilliant, and they offer oat and almond milk for those who avoid dairy. Make sure you pay a visit!
Probably one of my favourite brunch places in South London - top quality coffee (would recommend the almond milk latte) and a delicious range of brunch/breakfasty type dishes. AND they serve brunch until 3pm which is definitely how it should be! Their avo on toast is one of the best I've had and their poached eggs are morsels of orangey yolky goodness!!! The cute garden outside is perfect in warmer months and during chillier months they provide blankets and if you go on a sunny day, it's a glorious little sun trap.
Although the food is very typical of this type of establishment, the coffee is my favourite in all of Clapham Common. I sometimes venture out just for a flat white to bring back home with me.
Best cafe in London! Good food, great interior décor and a nice vibe. It's the only cafe worth coming to.
my very favourite aussie cafe...great coffee, food, background music, lovely little courtyard for summer...
This space is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of London. There's a beautiful secret garden out the back and good tunes. I've been here for food a few times now and it is always simply delicious! Coffee is top quality and staff are friendly. Favourite cafe by a mile!
Took my best friend last sunday, she came to visit me from Geneva... and we had an absolutely lovely time at Brickwood. The food was excellent ! Will suggest this place to my other friends
Love the wooden interior, tables outside and one of the best portions of chorizo, avo and feta on a brunch I've had yet! My go to Clapham brunch spot.
Absolutely love this place...love the retro feel & the staff make it what it is, they're all so lovely & helpful & friendly! I have to eat a gluten free diet & Brickwood caters for people like me offering various GF options including the most amazing almond & orange cake. This place deserves to win! x
Conveniently located coffeeshop with great coffee, hearty food, and unique twists on old favorites. Their Banana Bread 2.0 with blueberry compote, mascarpone, and crushed pistachios is ridiculous!
Brickwood has excellent food, friendly service and a really relaxed atmosphere. They've utilised their downstairs space perfectly for freelancers and students looking for a nice place to work, and equally have made the most of their outside space, creating a lovely garden.
I love the place, the environment, concept, food and the outside garden, but as always an amazing place you need to worth it and sometimes wait quite a long time
Amazing coffee with a good atmosphere. Menu changes according to the season, but is always delicious.
Great food, great coffee and service is 👌 - you'd be silly to not check this place out - manager seems to have it all under control! Oh and their banana bread with espresso butter 😍
Such a lovely little cafe with an outside area at the back, where they give you rugs to keep you warm. Amazing brunch food as well - definitely recommend!
Every time I'd go somewhere else for breakfast, id be disappointed. Soooo I've stopped going anywhere else ❤️@BrickwoodLDN
Very nice little cafe, decorated with a lot of little nice details, so that you feel quiet comfortable. The food was delicious and the drinks nice as well! The staff is very nice and attentive. All in all a great cafe with a great ambience, would highly recommend it!
Great little cafe, good coffee, simple and good food. Staff are always excellent, even when it's packed to the rafters I feel very well looked after by the team.
So happy this place has oppened in Clapham just around the corner, has made life in London bearable... life without good coffee would have been no life at all.
This place has nailed it.. Great coffee but not over the top with the trends. Food as good as any cafe in London. Not out of place in Melb, Syd or Auckland. Few stops from tube. Sorted
love love love this place. Great coffee (and I'm a huge coffee snob), friendly service, great ambience and delicious food. My favourite cafe in London !
Excellent addition to the Clapham café scene. Really buzzy, very friendly staff. Great coffee and very nice food. Free Wi-Fi in the spacious downstairs working area. Very nice outside space with fleece blankets for snuggling! Highly recommended.
Highly recommend this wonderful coffee house in Clapham. Great place for coffee and a weekend brunch. The food is excellent and the staff were very helpful in giving me great ideas of new things to try. Interesting decor and loved the outside area, where you can sit out, even in the winter.
Just what Clapham needs. Great urban cafe feel, nice staff and great selection of dishes which will keep you coming back for more AND most importantly caravan coffee is served perfectly.
Love the breakfast at Brickwood, is ideally located near Clapham tube so I stop in on way to work for a smoked salmon bagel and cup of caravan coffee to go. Staff are very friendly and interior is pretty cool too, very different from anything else in Clap. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
I love this place - excellent food (try the pulled pork toastie), friendly staff, cool decor and a buzzing atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Has all the makings of a winner, if it wasn't for the appalling service. Have given this place a few chances now, allowing some time for them to settle in, but I am really shocked by their failure to lift their game. There were servers for miles, and yet nobody it seemed, knew what they were doing, or cared. The wrong food and coffee was delivered, and yet instead of being genuinely apologetic, the attitude was completely condescending (which has come across on each occasion I have visited). It is a real shame, because the chefs are doing a great job, and the coffee is great - when you can get it. Sadly, am not the only local to have this experience...