Hot&Chilli : 10 places I like to eat and drink in Brixton

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Brixton, where I’ve been living for the last 9 years. So much has changed since then. Recently I’ve been eating and updating myself with new and old favourite places around Brixton, there are places popping up everywhere, some have change owners, some have just moved on,  some have just changed there names and consequently their menus.
Some are more successful then others and many have come and go. In no particular order my favourites at the moment:

Carioca Brixton
Run by two Venezuelan brothers with Portuguese heritage. Carioca,  was known as Prima Donna until recently,  is  located in Brixton Market Row. The menu is a mix of English breakfast/ brunch, which I was told is delicious, with some Brazilian dishes. Things to look out for are: pao de queijo,  nice homemade coxinhas, chargrilled spare ribs, espetinhos (Brazilian skewers) and the wonderful Brazilian inspired cakes. They make nice caipirinhas too. Cash Only.
Carioca : 25 – 27 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LD

great cakes at Carioca, salted caramel cheesecake and banana cake with caramel sauce

A small and well formed cafe on Atlantic Road. It has just open about 3 weeks ago. Spyros, the owner is hands on serving and making sure customers are happy. Great service with a smile. The Cafe focus on the quality and unique flavours of homemade and
handmade products, like croissants made in the premises,  and embracing a diversity of recipes from around the world. Great cakes and tarts.
79, Atlantic Road SW9 8PX

lovely Cafe – Parissi

Fujiyama Japanese Noddle Bar: Brixton  (CLOSED)
It’s been my favourite place for some sushi-love since moving to Brixton. They also serve bentos, soups, rice and delicious noodle dishes. Fresh and tasty Japanese fare at great prices. They also, have a lunchtime deal menu. I am addicted to the spicy tuna roll. Cash and CC accepted.
Eat in and take-away delivery within 3 miles.
5-7 Vining Street
t: 0207 737 6583

Fujiyama Japanese Noddle Bar

Le DeliCorner
Small, clean and stylish cafe located at Upper Tulse Hill. Great coffee, sourdough breads and small but well formed deli.
Fantastic and friendly service with WiFi. Good variety of freshly made sandwiches, continental breakfasts, soups, light lunches and it will be open till late from April. A hidden gem in Brixton Hill! Cash and CC accepted.
21 Upper Tulse Hill, Brixton, SW22SD
t: 020 8671 3330
e: [email protected]


The Deli Corner

The Caribbean restaurant Negril has a variety of curry, rotis, platters, burgers dishes as well as the ever popular jerk chicken. The place has been nicely refurbished, and there’s a great outside area. Look out for the Negril Platter for 2 people is a treat! Cash and CC accepted.
132, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RS
t: 02034170674


Negril platter

Duck Egg Cafe (Closed)
Tucked away just outside Brixton Village lies Egg Duck Cafe a small cafe serving great coffee, tea, excellent breakfast and brunch dishes. The portions can be quite big and the service is very friendly. Duck eggs are the selling point at this place. A Thai cafe selling good grease-spoon fare,Illy coffee and Innocent juices and good tea.  Get there early to avoid queues at the weekend. Worth the wait thought. Cash only.
424 Coldharbour Lane



Duck Egg Cafe

One of my favourite places for a decent glass of wine and sparkles in Brixton. A vibrant bar, shop and tasting place (£25/head) with an small outside area. Interesting and off-the-beaten-track wines and champagnes with some good spirits on sale too. I love the glassware too, which they also sell in the shop. The menu changes all the time, according to what’s been sourced. Charcuterie and cheese from Borough Market. They have a small a cute outside area. It gets quite busy on Fridays and Saturday evenings, so get there early. Cash and CC accepted. Check their site for opening hours.  
1 Vining St, London,
Brixton SW9 8QA
t: 0203 302 1617

The Wine Palour

Rebranded in 2013, this establishment offers small plates, fantastic crepes and galettes both savoury, sweet and vegan. They also serve one Brazilian dish churrasco (bbq) grilled beef rump steak strip, which is excellent.  They also make their own chilli sauce – delicious! Cash and CC accepted.
Brixton Arcade
41-42 Coldharbour Lane,
London SW9 8PS


Senzala – crepes and food with Brazilian accents

King & Co  and Donastia SC
An independent free house, not quite in Brixton but on the boarders, so I will include this excellent pub. They serve craft beers alongside draft ales and real ciders. One of the highlights is the  pop-up kitchen. At the moment the residency by the innovative street food van, Donastia Social Club is going great guns till 30th November. Their basque inspired food is creative and delectable. Donastia
King & Co
100 Clapham Park Road


t: 020 7498 1971
(nearest underground: Clapham Common)

Brindisa Food Rooms
Under one of the arches in Atlantic Road, serving the very best Spanish food
inspired by the Catalan Llesqueries. Small plates and excellent wine list are on offer. Nest door shop sells fresh ingredients, olive oil, re-fillable wine bottles, cans, hams and produce from small producers. Last time I was there, they put on a Flamengo show and live music. Excellent!
41 – 43 Atlantic Road
t: 0207 095 8655

Brindisa Food Rooms, Brixton

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  1. Rosie alittlelusciousness
    November 10, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Great guide Rosana, thanks!

    Rosie xx

  2. November 11, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Hey Rosie, thanks for stopping by and for the comment. These places are really good! Rx