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Best Breakfast in East Dulwich/Peckham?

Discuss life in London's East Dulwich. Talk about local restaurants, pubs, shops, services, transport, planning, it's up to you
DuncanW
Posts: 752
Joined: 10 Oct 2012, 17:43

As per the title, which establishment serves up the best brekko in the local area? Can be either traditional fare or something slightly more exotic...

I rarely eat breakfast out, but am planning to tomorrow and am not really sure where to go.
legalalien
Posts: 1628
Joined: 22 May 2009, 17:21

I like Madelina (used to be called Piece of Cake) on East Dulwich Grove

https://www.madelina.co.uk/.

Quiet, friendly staff, nice crockery, the coffee is hot and I can vouch for the eggs benedict. Possibly not the cheapest but the portions are a decent size.

The cafe at the Dulwich Picture Gallery is a nice spot on a sunny day but does get very busy.

https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.u ... lery-caf?/


I much prefer going out for breakfast than for lunch!
CPR Dave
Posts: 229
Joined: 20 Apr 2021, 09:03

Franklin?s at the weekend.
Rockets
Posts: 2351
Joined: 06 Aug 2007, 16:48

Signoria - best coffee in the area too!
Smiley_blue_1234
Posts: 341
Joined: 07 Feb 2018, 15:02

Petitou in Peckham has a nice vibe on sunday mornings. Get there first thing though, as it get busy after.

https://petitoucafe.com/
Nigello
Posts: 3418
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 15:48

Blue Brick is great - veggie/vegan, with nice atmosphere and good amount of outside seating.
Spartacus
Posts: 1931
Joined: 12 May 2008, 17:54

I'm looking forward to seeing what the blue mountain site offers when it reopens

Boy they used to do a good breakfast back in the day when Mel first opened it
Rockets
Posts: 2351
Joined: 06 Aug 2007, 16:48

What is the old Blue Mountain site going to be - agree with you Blue Mountain used to be superb back in the day?!
Veronicaveronica
Posts: 710
Joined: 27 Apr 2014, 16:24

O Girasol
382 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9AA
alice
Posts: 3350
Joined: 03 Jan 2008, 15:55

Here?s a vote for the return of the original Blue Mountain. Never surpassed.
Waseley
Posts: 242
Joined: 19 Jan 2022, 21:54

Best breakfast, brunch and lunch for me is Parkside cafe near the Herne. Proper greasy spoon, where they know what I want, make proper tea and plenty of change out of a tenner.
Cauliflowerear
Posts: 28
Joined: 18 May 2022, 20:02

I used to think Johnnies but they seem to put up their prices every month, pure greed, hopefully they go out of business.
geh
Posts: 292
Joined: 14 Nov 2006, 16:45

Cauliflowerear Wrote:
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> I used to think Johnnies but they seem to put up
> their prices every month, pure greed, hopefully
> they go out of business.


can't imagine why they would be putting up their prices monthly now?
geh
Posts: 292
Joined: 14 Nov 2006, 16:45

also, and more importantly Cauliflowear, why are you so vile?
gabys1st
Posts: 443
Joined: 19 Aug 2010, 15:25

greasy spoon on Bellenden RD..run by turks and even does avocados on toast. You can order from set menu or "build your own breakie... eg go for veggie sausage (s) and extra mushrooms if thats whar you want. Good prices, lots of choice - does takeaway which is very popular with workmen.
Also the bbest chips ever.
tarafitness
Posts: 784
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 22:24

Luca's on North Cross Road. Excellent food, great friendly service. It's a real gem.
gabys1st
Posts: 443
Joined: 19 Aug 2010, 15:25

It'd come to me...then name of cafe I recom. above is The Crossways Cafe
Nigello
Posts: 3418
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 15:48

Yes, and Luca's often participates in the Amex rebate, where you spend at least fifteen quid in one go and get a fiver back on you account. (Other shops and businesses do this, such as Mons, so if you have an Amex you may find other small biz people in and around this area who are doing the promotion in June.)
intexasatthe moment
Posts: 4126
Joined: 03 Jul 2008, 02:53

Another vote for Parkside near the Herne Tavern .Spacious ,clean ,quiet .Friendly service ,good food and good price .
philosophie
Posts: 233
Joined: 27 Jul 2010, 13:21

My vote also goes to Blue Brick, although it's a tiny space and service can be slow (although v friendly!)
FJDGoose
Posts: 1736
Joined: 28 Jan 2013, 11:12

Brekko?!
tarafitness
Posts: 784
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 22:24

Noted, thanks!


Nigello Wrote:
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> Yes, and Luca's often participates in the Amex
> rebate, where you spend at least fifteen quid in
> one go and get a fiver back on you account. (Other
> shops and businesses do this, such as Mons, so if
> you have an Amex you may find other small biz
> people in and around this area who are doing the
> promotion in June.)
treaco
Posts: 7
Joined: 27 Dec 2020, 14:53

Has to be The Crossroads Cafe on Bellenden Rd.
This is a traditional neighbourhood 'caff' - amazing breakfasts and lunches, generous portions, huge range of options and service is always with a huge smile. Fry ups are great, but they also do much more than that. Not one for those wanting an Oat Flat White and a Vegan Croissant, although Vegan/Vegetarians are well catered for.

It is such a shame there aren't more places like this is East Dulwich
gabys1st
Posts: 443
Joined: 19 Aug 2010, 15:25

haven't been for a while as still socialy issolating but remember that on menu was avocado on ciabati bread(?spell), is the bread vegan?
Do miss the cafewe used to at least twice a week at about 11.00 am for brunch. I have a severe tremor and my drinks always camewith a straw, and food wd have a spoon to make eating easier.

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> Has to be The Crossroads Cafe on Bellenden Rd.
> This is a traditional neighbourhood 'caff' -
> amazing breakfasts and lunches, generous portions,
> huge range of options and service is always with a
> huge smile. Fry ups are great, but they also do
> much more than that. Not one for those wanting an
> Oat Flat White and a Vegan Croissant, although
> Vegan/Vegetarians are well catered for.
>
> It is such a shame there aren't more places like
> this is East Dulwich
Nigello
Posts: 3418
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 15:48

Re Amex - you need to register via your online account, I think, for that cashback offer. I hope Luca?s is participating again. The full brekky I had there was very good.
Waseley
Posts: 242
Joined: 19 Jan 2022, 21:54

Wowsy,Amex. I'll try that at the Hillside caf?, I expect all the builders use them. Although they may have only been taking cash last time I was there. Posted in good humour šŸ˜Š
Dogkennelhillbilly
Posts: 1044
Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 08:04

Nigello Wrote:
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> Yes, and Luca's often participates in the Amex
> rebate
Sounds like a great deal - but do you know if the fiver comes out of Amex's pocket or the cafes?
Dogkennelhillbilly
Posts: 1044
Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 08:04

treaco Wrote:
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>
> It is such a shame there aren't more places like
> this is East Dulwich

Johnnies on Lordship Lane
Plough Cafe on Lordship Lane
Dulwich Cafe...on Lordship Lane
Harri's Kitchen on Lordship Lane
Uplands Cafe on Upland Road
Crossways Cafe on Evelina Road (admittedly not in E Dulwich)
Nigello
Posts: 3418
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 15:48

I think Amex foots the bill. It is to get more people using it and more shops and businesses to accept it, because Amex users tend to spend more on their credit card than users of Visa, etc. or debit cards. (It used to be more expensive for shops and firms to accommodate Amex but that is less the case now, I am told but I don't know the full facts.)
Waseley
Posts: 242
Joined: 19 Jan 2022, 21:54

DKH - which one is your favourite spoons?
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