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The Broca

4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Broca is a must go to place for coffee in Brockley...just opposite the station. The service is swift and friendly and the atmosphere is great. Lots of mis-matched tables and chairs and quirky decoration. Try it!

Thank Seatroutfisher-1
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The lay out is good, with the counter in one room and the tables in the other, meaning you don't get disturbed by people coming in and ordering. Most of the time the music selection is very good, playing a range of alternative music, through...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A vegetarian café just outside Brockley station. Good eggs but bring your own container and some nice bread and specialist food. Some good cakes too.

1  Thank hillyfields
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The hipsters seem to have messed up the 'sweet spot' just outside Brockley train station - which is unforgivable as there is another café next door! The café has been decorated in the predictable 'shabby chic' look which is both bogus and clumsy and shows...More

Thank FunkyMacaw
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place could have easily been my weekend go-to. It has a great choice of drinks and teas, a few lush cakes and groceries...but I just don't feel welcome at all. I attempt to engage in conversation or ask about a flavor of a cake...More

2  Thank Isabelle F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I don't normally take the time to write reviews of bad experiences, but this one is of particular note. We were served by a guy who was rude, talked over us, ignored what we asked for and then walked off mid conversation. His colleague was...More

2  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've never actually eaten here, but I stop in for groceries all the time. It's awesome how many different/specialty items and fresh groceries they can cram into a small corner of the shop, but they almost always have what I'm looking for. They do have...More

1  Thank SMD8
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Popped in for tea and cake as I had seen that they do a variety of cakes, including vegan. They have a good range of cakes catering for several dietary requirements which is a good thing and I happily tucked into a slice of vegan...More

1  Thank Mishy75
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Having read so much about this café on the precious reviews I am bemused. The coffee is really not good at all. Very casual laid back staff that need a lesson in customer service.

Thank lesleycarter2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cute coffee/deli found right outside Brockley overground station. Seating outdoors for a perfect sun chilled afternoon, indoors as well with cute little spots to hide yourself into. Staff are a little alternative and super friendly! The food is good, really nice coffees. Perfect for a...More

Thank David S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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