Deep leather couches and armchairs occupy one end. The rest of the bar is filled with simple wooden tables and mismatched chairs. Dim lighting and relaxed, warm atmosphere make this relatively bare space feel exceptionally cosy.
Tartan scarves, rolled-up corduroys and hemp moccasins aplenty. But you’d not feel unwelcome in workboots or a suit and tie.
Don’t go looking for a great selection of beers. The behind-the-bar fridges, however, are full of some reasonable wines and other tantalising refreshments. More importantly, they contain all the ingredients for some understandably famous cocktails.
Pick your base, then pick your Louisiana style toppings. Put your own twist on already interesting and delicious nosh. Fun – and it’s cheap, tasty and substantial. Kaff bar is now open daily for breakfast South American style too.
A fiver for a truly tasty feed. Three quid for the cocktails. Beer pretty standard.
An Interesting Fact
Chaka Kan shows up every now and then. Once she even tore her own pantyhose off, apparently.
The food. No, the cocktails. No! The big painting of a toucan smoking a joint on one wall.
What’s a bit rubbish?
There’s an awkward space in front of the bar dotted with a table or two. The fact that it doubles as a dance floor should explain any sparseness though.
Cake. The Cake Club is a delightful mix of cabaret entertainment and a community baking project. Confused? See it and you’ll believe it.
To sum it up…
Pub? Restaurant? Bar? Kaff is happily confused about where it sits – you could call it a hangout. And a great one at that.
Review by Sam o’Flaherty
Address: 64-68 Atlantic Rd, London SW9 8PY Tel: 020 7274 5373