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“One of our faves”
Review of Hob

Hob
Ranked #2,216 of 23,592 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cuisines: American, Moroccan
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A small, unpretentious place with yummy homemade food, middle eastern flavours, lots of options, good coffee and accommodating staff. We much prefer this place to some of the more stuffy brunch places in Balham! We'll be back. :)

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A regular choice for brunch. The menu choice is great, but we always go for the Lebanese breakfast as it is just brilliant.

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Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great service, homely atmosphere and quality authentic food every time (The Lebanese breakfast and chicken tagine are my personal favourites) -a real find !

Thank Fawzia H
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zak_abd, Owner at Hob, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi, Fawzia, thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We used to visit this cafe for breakfast EVERY weekend, and it was amazing. It used to be called Mr A's but now it has had a makeover and is called HOB it is such a disappointment. This morning we waited over an hour for a bacon and sausage roll and French toast. Last week a simple takeaway bacon roll took 20 minutes. The two male waiters who have always been there are very friendly but the two female waitresses never stop scowling and show no emotion, they make us feel we are an inconvenience to them. The cafe has always been busy so increased patronage is not an excuse for waiting an hour for food. We will no longer visit frequently and we feel incredibly sad that our local Balham cafe has gone downhill and we will have to find a new place to go.

Thank Casey_E_H
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zak_abd, Owner at Hob, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Casey. I am really sorry to hear that your last couple of visits did not met your expectations.
Over the last few weeks we have gone through a rebrand and menu change so that we can offer our customers more variety and fresher ingredients. Due to these changes, there have been a few teething issues which we have worked to resolve in order to improve the customer experience. Due to an increase in popularity, in both sit-in customers and via our UberEats platform, we have become much busier- particularly during the weekend where we often see over 50 orders in the kitchen at a time. We are trying to communicate with our regular customers who maybe used to food coming out faster to let them know that during busy periods on a weekend, the food may take up to 30-40 mins from the time the order enters the kitchen.

We appreciate all feedback and will take all your comments on-board. I do hope that you keep faith in us.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me , Zak.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Cute little cafe with great breakfasts. I went there with my boyfriend for an early brunch on Sunday and had the American pancakes which were very good (sausages are richmond style, not fancy butcher sausages though) and he had the eggs with smoked salmon on toast. The cinnamon syrup with the pancakes was fantastic. Only downside was that our meals came about 5 minutes apart, and I didn't want to start eating before my boyfriend so had to wait a while. Friendly staff and just the right amount of busy.

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Thank Lizzie R
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