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“Awesome.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Broca
Coulgate Street, London, England
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Ranked #3,547 of 16,877 restaurants in London
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Awesome.”
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 the tracks as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Croydon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Unpractical Prentencious furniture, very good food!”
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 the beans that I had weren't the greatest so I'd stick to the soft drinks.

Food - Quality and fresh. Simple with the right sized portions.

Service - Pleasant people but seem a bit shy, not sure why as they've got plenty to be proud of here.

The place - They need ventilation as windows keep steaming up!

Ok it's not sterile and yes 'kitsch' can be used to describe it but sometimes you just want things to be 'normal' - I hope this is not seen as a negative, it's just critique.

I will definately come back here, but only for take away.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Kitch”
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.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eastleigh + London, England
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quirky and wonderful.”
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.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Quirky and laid back”
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 the quirky decor and find out what is happening around and about the Brockley area courtesy of the plethora of local flyers and,leaflets.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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