FOOD Back to School Specials: Where to eat with kids in Brixton

After a long hot summer, school is back in session and everyone needs to know where to go for something to eat afterwards while doing theit homework. All that learning is hungry work…

  • Senzala Creperie (2nd Avenue, Brixton Village) Open everyday and serving a vast selection of sweet and savoury crepes, this is a great place for all appetites and tastes. The buckwheat galette are gluten free, they do smaller sizes of their fresh food for kids and they serve pocket money priced ice cream too.
  • Las Americas (Pope’s Road) Warm up on a cold day with some freshly fried churros to share or arepas to take home.
  • Fruit and veg stall under the bridge on Pope’s Road: a great selection of fruit you can eat then and there. They’ll cut or peel something if you ask and they sell a good range of self contained fruit that you can eat and go.
  • Oracle Juice Bar (5th Avenue Brixton Village): if you prefer your afterschool fruit and veg in a glass, this is the place to go. Top quality juices, vegan snacks and raw cake all made on the premises, this proves healthy tastes good.
  • PAPA’s park: (Pulross Road) The cafe here does a mix of snacks and meals for all times of the day and parents and carers can relax with a coffee while the little ones burn off some serious energy.
  • Little Cat Cafe: (Myatt’s Fields Park) the cafe here does fabulous food often made from produce grown in the community greenhouses and on Fridays there is Thai food. There are kids clubs and older citizen clubs here making this a great hang out with grandparents.

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    The Little Cat Cafe, in Myatts Fields
  • Love Cake Patty: (Coldharbour Lane entrance, Brixton Village) popular with older kids, the pattys here are £1.20, entirely homemade and utterly delicious. Check their blazers for tell tale crumbs…
  • Lab G: (1st Avenue, Brixton Village) they might have to try all the ice creams to be sure which one is their favourite there are so many options.
  • Lounge (Atlantic Road) this child friendly Brixton institution does all day toast, salads and a good selection of pitta and dips while parents can people watch.
  • Chocolate Museum (Ferndale Road) For the thickest hot chocolate in town, this is the place to come. They also offer classes and information about the history of chocolate which is practically homework when you think about it!