Rosie's Deli Café

Restaurants, British Brixton
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Rosie's Deli Café

Please note, Rosie's Deli Cafe is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink Editors, January 2017.

This café and deli (opened 2004) attracted fresh interest with the publication of owner Rosie Lovell’s book, ‘Spooning with Rosie’, in summer 2009. The café is styled like a cross between boudoir and 1950s corner shop, but for many this enhances its quirky appeal.

A daytime-only operation, Rosie and her team serve breakfasts from scrambled free-range eggs with chilli jam (£4) to muesli with yoghurt and prunes or cinnamon toast.

Lunch options are focused around big sandwiches (£3.50) and filled ciabattas (£4.50); there are also salads, pies, and tarts. The deli aspect may look like window-dressing, but all items are indeed for sale.

In January 2011 the opening hours were extended from 9.30am to 7.30am, in a trial serving breakfasts for Brixton's early risers.


Venue name: Rosie's Deli Café
Address: 14e Market Row
Cross street: Brixton Market
Opening hours: Meals served 7.30-5.30 Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Brixton tube/rail
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The cafe was empty on a Saturday lunchtime for good reasons - short menu with many items not available (even the special!?), poor quality food when the staff finally deigned to serve us - I say serve us but they couldn't be bothered to do table service, it would have interrupted their conversation! Absolutely horrendous experience, it's been a long time that I've experienced both bad food and poor service, Timeout you need to have a 'no stars' option just for this place!

Just popped in for a cup of tea with twin 4 year olds who wanted cakes. They didn't like any of the "grown up cakes" so the waitress suggested I buy some cup cakes from the shop next door! Totally brilliant, helpful and so nice. Next time I need to cheer myself up I will head straight for Rosie's. Thanks

Didn't have any of the things I wanted to try on the menu, but what I did have was really tasty. Prices are more expensive than advertise on TimeOut review but still good cheap meal.

Rosie is over priced and not very exciting, much better options in the market.

Easy to overlook Rosie's when you're on trend and hanging out in Brixton Village but Rosie's can almost be described as visionary, doing quality food and drinks for years in the market space. She's been feeding my family brilliantly for 5-6 years now. Great quality and lovely folk, i've seen no change to the top quality just lots of good competition to compare and contrast too.

i love rosie's. It makes me feel all happy and warm inside when i tumble in for a coffee at the end of a hard day at work.