Domali, SE19 3AH
- 020 8768 0096
- 38 Westow Street, SE19 3AH
- Daily 9:30am-11pm
A small, mostly vegetarian cafe with some vegan and pescetarian options in Crystal Palace.
Their weekly blackboard specials change slightly but (as of early 2016) always include a pasta dish, a pieminster "Heidi" pie (goat's cheese, sweet potato, spinach and shallot) with mash and onion gravy, burger with chips and salad, and a curry dish (sometimes featuring fish).
Bec and Steve first visited for breakfast on New Year's day 2015. Bec opted for the "build your own" with chips and chilli sauce (£3.50), beans (£1.05), and vegan bacon (£2.15). The chips were excellent — generously cut and very crispy, and the sauce had a flavoursome degree of heat. Steve had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & dill on two slices of brown toast (£7). The eggs were well cooked and a good colour. We both ordered large cappuccinos (soya milk available for no extra charge).
Bec has since become a regular for weekend brunches. When I don't have a build-your-own cooked breakfast, I usually have a sandwich on their thickly sliced granary bread — the HBLT (humous, bacon, lettuce and tomato; £5) is my particular favourite. I've also sampled one of the blackboard mains, linguine with herbed tomato sauce and roasted butternut squash (£8.90 including a soft drink or selected cocktail), which was a generous but not overwhelming portion featuring excellent fresh pasta.
Bec's verdict: Excellent value for money in a welcoming and relaxing environment; I try to visit for vegan brunch at least once a month.
Accessibility: Toilets up a large flight of stairs.
Child-friendliness: On our January 2016 visit there was a large stack of highchairs and many children of varying ages present.