A branch of the Aussie-style cafe inside Tooting Market.
On a mission for an alfresco brunch, only it’s raining? The Tooting outpost of this mini chain of Aussie-style coffee shops (with branches in Clapham, Balham and Streatham too) has the answer: it’s sat in a prime corner spot within SW17’s kitsch covered market, moments from Tooting Broadway tube. It’s not huge, but if all the official spots are taken, head to one of the ‘public’ picnic tables nearby: you can still be served there, as long as you order and pay at the counter first.
Brickwood is best known for brunch (served until 3pm), and the short list is decent, from the Full English-esque ‘Butcher’, which has all the usuals plus a pile of golden hash brown nuggets, to veggie burritos, or smashed avo on toast. But look out for specials too: huevos rancheros came with marigold-centred yolks, good guac and plenty of warmly-spiced chorizo; while the soft, fluffy nut-studded banana bread, served with silky espresso butter, was off-the-clock good.
But guess what? Brickwood does killer toasties too. The ‘four cheese’, is a must: a rainbow of colour and flavour with each fromage landing its own superpower between two good quality slices of sourdough. There’s creaminess, tanginess, chewiness and, well, deliciousness. At £6, it’s a steal.
My main niggle was with the service: staff were superficially friendly but lacked warmth, with not one but two mistakes made with the order. Not that it's hurting them: this place is always rammed.
|Venue name:||Brickwood Tooting|
21-23 Tooting Market
|Transport:||Tube: Tooting Boradway|
|Price:||Brunch for two with hot drinks and service: around £35.|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
- 5 star:25
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Love the recent opening in Tooting Market - really friendly atmosphere and service as well as great coffee.
Beautifully prepared recently roasted coffee- no nonsense food which is highly edible! Relaxed and easy.
It has become a bit of a (enjoyable) habit for us to call into Brickwood on a Saturday around lunchtime for a coffee and one of their homemade Sour Dough toasties. The relaxed atmosphere and location helps to the normal Saturday shopping trip that little more bearable
Great coffee but LEGENDARY banana bread with espresso butter. I have to limit myself to a once a week visit, such is the temptation to go daily. The staff are laid back but attentive, friendly and always smiling. There's always a nice gentle soundtrack to continue the relaxed feel too.
A brilliant addition to Tooting Market. The space itself is lovely and open, the staff are universally helpful and friendly, and the coffee is done properly. The icing on the cake for me is their amazing sourdough bread they sell, it's the nicest bread I've ever tasted, and I get to take it home!
Great staff create a lovely atmosphere every weekend morning for me and my boy Alfie. I love the coffee, he loves the pastries. Perfect.
A great find in the markets at Tooting, excellent and consistent coffee - great staff and a fab little bloody mary to go with my breaky.
Snap up exclusive discounts in London
Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...