Burning Bread, SW9 8LF
- 424 Coldharbour Lane
Burning Bread was a café in Brixton. It closed on 10th October 2010; according to the staff, they didn't have the resources to run both this establishment and the parent bakery.
On a Sunday lunch visit in July 2010, itsbruce had cannellini beans in spicy tomato sauce on sourdough toast with sausages. The presentation was simple but the food was very well flavoured and the sausages were excellent. My companion had the eggs florentine and was equally pleased with the results. The accompanying apple juices were delicious; coffee to close was also very good. A very pleasant lunch for two came to £14.45.
On a follow-up Friday evening visit in the same month, itsbruce found the catering a little disorganised but it was also a pleasant visit. They currently aren't serving hot food in the evenings but cold tortilla and fresh salad were on offer and a series of courtesy bruschetta plates were brought to the table (toppings were varied and all very tasty). The ciders are £1.90 for a half-pint glass or £3.40 for a litre bottle. We sampled the Kingston Black (a clear, mellow cider) in both still and sparkling varieties, the Yarlington Mill (fruity) and the Port Wine of Glastonbury (heavy, spicy and sweet). Since the ciders were all around 7% ABV, we stopped there.
It's a small venue with seating for around 20 people inside and 4 in a narrow space out front. There is step-free access from the street and to the toilets (haven't visited them to check if there are disabled facilities). Closing times seem to be unpredictable as they do private functions.