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The Broca

4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
20 Jan 2017
“Great Groceries”
4 weeks ago
“Incredibly Rude Staff”
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I had to get off the London Overground at Bromley and was fortunate to find this little coffee shop opposite the entrance to the station. Its on the OUT of London track side where the main platform gates and ticket office is located. The staff...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Chock full of hard, hideous, uncomfortable furniture and the most ghastly, ugly bricabrac you ever saw. Even if you like retro, this battered junk will offend your taste. The staff are ultra laid back, which means you can nurse a coffee for hours without being...More

Thank michaelmasdaisy
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Really really good coffee. An array of delicious treats including tasty gluten free options. Support the indie coffee shops.

Thank Jeanie S
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This little coffee shop is opposite Brockley station. There is range is teas, coffees and snacks, plus a small deli. It does takeaway too. The distinctive features of this venue revolve around the quirky and eclectic layout, décor and furniture (and staff perhaps). This aspect,...More

Thank jonessb1
Reviewed 12 September 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.

1  Thank Hani N
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US$2 - US$20
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Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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