Balham brunch café with great Aussie-style dishes, friendly service and no queues.
It’s a brave caff that opens up a few doors away from M1lk on Hildreth Street, a local destination that has queues out of the door every weekend. But Brickwood has a track record: the original Clapham branch also does a roaring trade. Brickwood has upped the game for Balham, with its beautifully crafted shack-like interior, extensive menu, and service from cheerful Aussies who are even chummier than the norm. Brunch is served until 3pm, with imaginative dishes such as wild mushrooms on brioche with poached egg, grated pecorino and truffle oil – for an extra £2, you can add morsels of ham hock.
|Venue name:||Brickwood Balham|
11 Hildreth St
|Opening hours:||7am-6pm Mon-Fri. 9am-6pm Sat, Sun. Brunch served until 3pm daily.|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £30|
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Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
- 5 star:36
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
I've recently moved to the area and Brickwood is such a great place the coffee is amazing, the food is amazing and the staff are amazing too. I'm here that much now I'm on first name terms with staff and they all know my coffee... Flat White every time.
I really hope these guys win.
The coffee is great and the staff and friendly and it is a top sunny location in the summer. Plus they just brought in blankets for the cold days so you can still get some fresh air. Music is a bit loud for brunch with a hangover though which I do enjoy!
I'm new to Balham after 7 years in the Sydney cafe culture and this is my favourite place so far! Everything looks, tastes and feels good! And with several veggie options and delicious coffee I'm in my element!! Thanks guys ;0)
Although I haven't had brunch here I wasn't much impressed with the general service. Came in for a coffee one afternoon with the intention of getting some work done on my laptop. Wifi was non-existent i.e. would not work, and the staff didn't seem particularly helpful in trying to fix it. Decided to try and do some reading instead. This was made almost impossible by the persistently screeching baby. May have just been an off day for this place though as I usually hear good things about it.
Great food (although a bit pricey) and solid coffee options served with a smile in a hip environment
Authentic Australian/New Zealand partnership with quality coffee, varied menu including antipodean favourites with a twist (think Tim Tam muffins), and lovely service. Funky interior with corrugated iron and recycled timber walls, and coffee sack ceiling. Outdoor seating, wifi, wall power for working while caffeinating and dog friendly. Plenty of room inside and out for prams and high chairs available. We like it!
Great service, great coffee, great vibes - what more could you ask for? Love this place and their Australian goodies (makes me feel a little closer to home).
The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious !!! Just the best place to hang out to be honest !!
The staff are amazing here, the food is fab and I love the NZ snacks on offer! Music is cool too. I look foward to the new section opening.
The staff are the friendliest around. You get a real sense of home when you walk in the door no matter where in the world you're from. And their banana bread is AMAZING!!!
As a local in Balham we're spoiled for choice when it comes to brunch/coffee options. After a year and a half of trying all the options and making multiple 2nd and 3rd trips back to my favourites, I've decided I like Brickwood the best.
The coffee is as perfect as you can get, and the banana bread with espresso butter is so delicious. It's now my go to breakfast when I work from home. They also have wifi which is helpful.
I also really like the granola/muesli. It comes in a large bowl with a mixture of nutty granola and toasted muesli with lots of fruit and yoghurt. The perfect after Park Run breakfast - fresh, big and tasty! (Sorry the photo is half eaten)
If you're in Balham, Brickwood is definitely worth a visit and I would say it's even worth the trip from other parts of London.
Hands down the most exceptional cheese toasted sandwich I have EVER eaten in my life. EVER. And the coffee is on point too.
Love this super laid back place, I go here nearly every day. Rustic, relaxing and with amazing food and genuinely lovely staff.
Started going to Brickwood when they opened in Balham. Love everything about this place; The coffee, food, atmosphere and the amazing staff!
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