Cable Cafe

8 Brixton Road, London
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Address
8 Brixton Road, Camberwell, London, SW9 6BU

Region
Camberwell

Nearest Station
Oval (0.11 miles)

All In London Review

Hip and relaxed, we’ve got a lot of love for Cable Café and you probably will have too.

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Sister venue to the excellent Scooter Café on Lower Marsh Street in Waterloo, Cable Café brings the same retro charm. Located on the site of an old café on Brixton Road in Oval, Cable Café isn’t exactly the type of place you’d expect to find among the small parade of shops that surround it. And that’s the charm, we stumbled on it one night, stopped in and three Sierra Nevada’s later, were convinced this was our new favourite place.

If you like the Scooter Café then chances are you’ll like the layout at Cable Café. Expect trinkets, rope lights, vintage signage, rickety tables and a laid back charm that makes the place feel like this is merely somebody’s front room – albeit a super stylish one. Good coffee comes from vintage machines that dominate the wood counter and an array of spirits fill glowing, salvaged glass cabinets behind the bar. Besides cakes, Tunnocks Teacakes and Caramel wafers, there’s no other food. A selection of beer is by the bottle – Sierra Nevada and Negra Modelo – and a compact cocktail list offers a little choice.

The space is narrow and thanks to its popularity, largely cramped from Thursday night onwards. The resident piano in the back room isn’t just for the looks, live music regularly adds to the charm of a café/bar that already has more charm than it knows what to do with.

Hip, relaxed and totally incongruous on Brixton Road, we’ve got a lot of love for Cable Café and you probably will have too.

Reviewed by T.A.O anonymously
Published on May 16, 2016


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Part of the new breed of trendy establishments in Brixton, 1940s-inspired Cable Café Bar has coffee roasted in-house and cocktails by night, with the odd live band thrown in.

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