Federation is one of the best roasters in Brixton, with a fantastic offering of snacks and cakes from Brick House Bakery and the Little Bread Pedlar.
On Ferndale Road, Volcano Works is sustainable and tasty – an important and rare combination. As an independent roaster, it’s exactly the sort of local place to support during these hard times. It’s been around for ten years, and hopefully many more decades to come.
If you’re ever on Brixton Hill, make a beeline for Stir Coffee. The coffee is excellent, as is the selection of beers and cocktails in the evening. Right now, I think we could all do with a touch of their ‘good vibes matter’ mantra.
Ichiban is one of my top lunch spots in Brixton. This simple family-run Japanese restaurant has been around for years and it’s no wonder. It’s one of the best places for sushi.
Etta’s Seafood Kitchen
In three words, Etta’s is warm, hearty and welcoming. If you’re lucky enough to bump into Etta herself, you’ll feel right at home, like you’re having dinner at a friend’s house. The seafood platter with cod goujons, king prawns, calamari, ackee and saltfish, and fish fritters is the closest thing you’ll get to a hug in a bowl. Topped off with a glass of prosecco, what more could you want?
There’s always something good happening at Kricket. The seasonal Indian menu is a treat – ask the waiters for their recommendations and be surprised by something fresh and tasty. For a failsafe option, ask for the Keralan fried chicken.