• Brixton Village Market has become the destination for budget eating in south London. • Take Time Out’s video tour of the covered market’s restaurants and cafés. • Get the details and unbiased reviews of the best places, from KaoSarn to Honest Burgers.
Elephant video introduction
A very concise menu is served at this tiny Pakistani café, which is run by Imran Bashir: own-made samosas, curries, three types of thali (minced lamb, chicken or vegetable). The dishes are home-style, and the thalis served on a segmented stainless steel plate, in the Subcontinental way. The dahl is rich and thick, the keema (mince) delicately spiced and with just the right amount of ghee, the raita creamy. The masala chai is exemplary, and the prices for all dishes very low.
Brixton area guide
Brown and Green Mayow Park
Nestled in Mayow Park south of the river, this branch of Brown & Green's brunch kitchens is one of five. With an extensive breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, including staples such as smashed avocado on toast and the exotic-sounding harissa and parmesan eggs. Venture from savoury to sweet with red velvet cake, washed down with an array of coffee options. If you're wandering around Mayow Park, it's worth making a stop at Brown & Green.