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The Broca

Coulgate Street, London, England
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Ranked #3,680 of 16,942 restaurants in London
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Excellent coffee, good prices. Pastries looked delicious and the interior is quirky and fun, with a take one leave one library.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I always look forward to visiting The Broca. The coffee is very good, I like it strong so I usually ask for an extra shot. I like that they give you a choice of size as sometimes I feel like a bucket of cappuccino and occasionally a little Americano. You also get to pick sizes in between which I am... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I'm a local. Great coffee, always served by someone lovely. I'm enjoying the recent re-arrangment of mis-matching, charmingly-impractical furniture. Best place in Brockley for a light lunch or breakfast and much more soul than Brown's next-door (coffee's great in there too, but it's always felt a bit lifeless compared to the Broca to me personally). Love the health-food shop over... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Quick, sharp and short review of a lovely place I stumbled across and will be frequenting from here on in! Seating - trying to be hip, more like hop as tables are too low and seating is too sticky when warm inside and some of the chairs would barely fit a child. Coffee - needs improving, it's all fresh but... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Nice little coffee shop. Definitely worth popping your head in through the door - more to it than meets the eye! Nice hot brews, perfect Saturday morning treat.

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Eastleigh + London, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming here since it opened and I love Broca. Really nice place to chat or just to chill out ... good coffee, cake and they're wonderful freshly made wraps.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This great little cafe is right outside Brockley station and is a great place to drop in for a coffee and delicious piece of cake. There is an honesty library available and the place has a relaxed and laid back feel to it. Popular with students, parents and urbanites of all ages this is a lovely place to relax, admire... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

I only wish this place was on Honor Oak Park..then it would be close enough that I would go every weekend! One of the best cooked breakfasts I've had in a long time, even the coffee was really good. I had a full english breakfast but need to go back for cakes - I was too full to try any.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010 via mobile

Nice quirky cafe. Has lovely rooms and nice garden area. Lots of veggie options. Can be a bit pricey but is worth it.

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