Full of colour and energy, Brixton has the kind of vibe that most up-and-coming areas strive for. It’s no wonder that it’s commonly grouped with Shoreditch in the ‘coolest parts of London’ lists. There are however huge concerns that the growth and popularity that’s causing rents to soar, is sadly threatening many independent vendors and businesses. But we’re here to make sure the support continues for many of Brixton’s most loved places by shining a light on some of the best places to visit.
Brixton Pound Café
Brixton Pound is an amazing not-for-profit concept that takes the pounds and puts them right back into the community to support local businesses. This café is a new addition where you simply pay what you feel.
77 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8PU
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
A stones throw from the station is this humble restaurant specialising in Ghanaian cuisine. Dishes have been inspired from traditional family recipes, trips to West Africa and chefs from the famous Kaneshi street market.
Unit 36, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8PQ
Chip Shop BXTN
Don’t be fooled by the name, this is not a chip shop (though there is a ‘chippie’ section on the menu). This place pays homage to old school hip-hop in a serious way with a constantly banging soundtrack to accompany the amazing food.
380A Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London ,SW9 8LF
The only place to go for your gluten free needs; Station 26 does not compromise on flavour, looks or adventure. It’s got homely vibes and mouth-watering dishes including Duck Confit, Crab Cakes and a bunch of brunch options too.
Coldharbour Lane, Unit 26 Brixton Village Market, London SW9 8PR
The Shrub and Shutter
If you prefer a cocktail with your dinner then head over to Shrub and Shutter where dishes are paired with innovative cocktails, and there are surprising flavours flying around to challenge all pallets (the cauli-cheese croquettes are mega).
336 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London, SW9 8QH
Whether you’re into classics, new-vogue or something utterly bonkers and completely out of the ball park, Ritzy is at your service.
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW2 1JG
No cool area is complete with a plethora of ultra trendy coffee shops and Brixton is no different. They have a loyalty card for any devotees where you can get your 7th coffee for free (the flat white is pretty perfect).
77-78, Brixton Village and Market Row, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8PS
Black Cultural Archives
Fittingly located in Windrush Square, BCA celebrates and promotes the history of people of African and Carribean decent in Britain with a range of events, talks, and exhibitions. Be sure to check out their cafe too with live music and spoken word performances combined with a cosy coffee.
1 Windrush Square, London, Brixton SW2 1EF
When you feel like taking your night to the next level and a bar won’t suffice, head over to Phonox. Check out what’s on here.
418 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7AY
Fish, Wings and Tings
At the back of Brixton Village sits Fish, Wings & Tings offering amazingly filling Carribean food. Stuff your belly with authentic Trinidadian jerk chicken, stew oxtail or curried goat. You’ll be sure to be satisfied.
Brixton Village and Market Row, 99 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8PR