Café on the Rye

Restaurants, British East Dulwich
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This café, sandwiched between Peckham Rye Park and the common, was built as part of a major (and ongoing) National Lottery-funded project. Since it opened in 2007, owners Fiona Halton and Andy Clayton have used local suppliers – William Rose butcher, Let Them Eat Cake bakery – and concocted menus to satisfy parents and kids alike. Full and generous English breakfasts come with bubble and squeak; sharp vintage cheddar is used in sandwiches; our burger had a leafy salad, mustard relish and a generous mound of couscous and roast vegetables. A ‘toddler-sized’ cone of Jude’s ice cream was all we had room for at the end. To drink, there are Samuel Smith’s ales, or Dunkertons cider or perry.


Venue name: Café on the Rye
Address: Strakers Rd, Peckham Rye Common
SE15 3UA
Opening hours: Open 9am-4.30pm daily (Nov-Feb); 9am-5.30pm daily (Mar-Oct)
Transport: Tube: Peckham Rye rail/bus 12, 63.
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Janet N

Awful. Waited 45 mins for our cold incomplete confused order to arrive. Veggie sausage on the same plate as a meat sausage. When told about their confusion we were just told there were lots of complaints. I asked for them to check my order and what I had received and not received. The waiter came back with a pound coin for the sausage we had not got! He needed it more than me so he took it back! Don't go there


I have lived in proximity to Peckham Rye all my life and I go a walk in the park most mornings. I love park cafes and often gop to Dulwich and Battersea too, but this is the best, they have done a really good job of catering to a huge number of tastes and needs. The lemon polenta cake and the carrot cake are excellent and so is the coffee.