A cycle café offering brunches and pizzas, with a workshop coming soon.
You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when your waiter asks, ‘What can I get you?’ and you go, ‘Er, menus?’ At this cycle café, we were mentally willing the guy serving us to remember his lines. It’s a shame he didn’t, because everything else was spot-on.
The café’s basement workshop will serve refreshments with your repairs when it opens later in the spring, but for now, the cycling theme is purely cosmetic: bike hooks in the spacious entrance, framed Tour de France jerseys and dishes referencing legendary cycling routes. There’s takeaway Allpress coffee at the colour-blocked counter, a three-sided bar, and leather booths for sit-down meals.
The kitchen does thoughtfully enhanced versions of brunch faves: creamy, sticky ‘100-mile’ porridge packed with mashed banana, date syrup, crunchy seeds and a vanilla hit of cocoa nibs; avo and poached eggs on sourdough toast, lifted with a sprinkling of citrussy dukkah. Pizzas, too, are made with obvious care: my stelvio had a crisp, chewy, evenly browned base and high-quality toppings – smoked scamorza and sprigs of gloriously scented fresh oregano alongside courgette and mascarpone.
So the kitchen is a winner, and the space is smart – only diffident staff put a spoke in the wheel. Perhaps they can book a service at the workshop.
The Dynamo is a café, pizza restaurant and a home for locals and cyclists in Putney. In the mornings you’ll find great coffee and awesome breakfasts, then in the evening and at lunch we serve wonderful wood-fired, sourdough pizzas.
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200-204 Putney Bridge Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Putney Bridge|
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Nice staff, good food, GREAT coffee, open rustic-ish environment. Music is annoyingly loud - always. Unable to have conversation without yelling over the music and to be honest can't even hear myself thinking. If they fix this problem then they'll be golden.
The pizza is great and it's gone from strength to strength. At first the service was a bit slow but they've sorted that out and now the service is much more knowledgable and helpful. It's a great little local .
Best coffee, best pizza and most certainly the best brunch in SW London. Great terrace seating and the only place where you can get your bike fixed while drinking a Bloody Mary.