Historical version 2 of Jam Circus, SE4 2BT
- 020 8692 3320
- 330-332 Brockley Road, SE4 2BT
- noon-midnight Mon-Thu; noon-1am Fri; 11am-1am Sat; noon-midnight Sun
Spacious front area with polished floorboards, mismatched chairs, couple of upright armchairs. Tables aren't large (but not too small - would be able to fit food and drinks for four people) and are spaced fairly widely. Full-length windows at the front which can be opened up in good weather. There's also a couple of cosier, dimmer areas at the back, plus a couple of table/bench things out the front on the pavement for the smokers.
Kake visited on a Monday lunchtime in February 2008. There were quite a few other customers but I had no trouble finding a table. It seems to be quite child-friendly in the sense that there's space for the kids to run around and nobody seems to mind. They also have a kids' menu, according to their website. There were in fact a couple of children there at the same time as me, taking advantage of the running-around space, but they weren't too noisy.
A 250ml bottle of James White organic pear juice was £2.50. They also have various booze on tap, including Stowford Press cider (£3.10/pint).
Food is served throughout the week, but Mondays are the chef's day off so food is limited (at least at lunchtime - not sure what happens in the evening) to a "sarnies" menu; sandwiches are served noon-3pm and are also available to take away. They're priced between £2.80 (peanut butter and jam, or cheddar and pickle) and £3.80 (smoked salmon, black pepper, and rocket). A "handful" of fries is an extra £1, and everything except the peanut butter sandwich is also available in a baguette for 30p more. The only non-sandwich option is butternut squash soup with bread (£3.70).
They have free wireless internet - ask at the bar for the password. It works fine (this update is being made from the Jam Circus itself). Live music on Sundays from 8pm, according to a board seen outside in February 2008.