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The Broca

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Coulgate Street, London, England
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Amazing coffee and cakes!

I had a double espresso and a piece of homemade chocolate cake! The coffee was amazing and the chocolate cake was one of the best I had in years! The lady who served me could have been a little more welcoming though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Hani N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I had a double espresso and a piece of homemade chocolate cake! The coffee was amazing and the chocolate cake was one of the best I had in years! The lady who served me could have been a little more welcoming though.

Thank Hani N
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Coffee was good and GF options are very welcome, but not as tasty as GF crumble in wetherspoons just mere steps away. Hubs had some chocolate cake and was not impressed, that wasn't a GF option. Today we got some organic eggs for £1, which is a bargain, hopefully the yolks will be bright orange. I also like selection of... More 

Thank Ally E
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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.

Thank Ionlyexpectthebest
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank cocorarara
London, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank supersim65
Croydon, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank Mr1977
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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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.

1 Thank RubyKnowsBest
Eastleigh + London, England
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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.

Thank RogerPeaple
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank nick w
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Coulgate Street, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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