Historical version 2 of Perfect Blend, SW16 1EQ
- 020 8769 4646
- 8-9 Streatleigh Parade, SW16 1EQ
- Mon–Tue: 8am–10.30pm; Wed–Thu: 8am–11pm; Fri: 8am–midnight; Sat: 8am–11pm; Sun: 8am–10.30pm
It's an open space, with large windows looking across Streatham High Road. There's a bar on one side and a food/coffee/tea counter at the back. It seats about 60, mostly inside, some out on the pavement. The interior seating includes some sofas and armchairs with lowish tables, as well as normal chairs and tables.
Rowley Birkin QC visited on a Saturday in May 2019. There were about 30 other customers in mid-afternoon, and by early evening this had dropped to 10-15. The staff were friendly. I didn't try the food, but an espresso and a tea were both fine. Pop music was playing; although it wasn't too loud, I still found it irritating.
There is WiFi, which is open though you have to supply an email address and phone (but these can be fake). However, it kept dropping out, so the place doesn't really qualify as laptop friendly.
Rowley Birkin QC's verdict: A civilised place, good for dropping in if you want a coffee or something for half an hour or so.
Child-friendliness: They have some high chairs, but there were no baby changing facilities in the gents' (ladies' not checked). A few children of various ages were present on the Saturday afternoon of our visit.
Accessibility: A step of about 10 cm to get in, otherwise level.