Home » Where to Eat & Drink

Where to Eat & Drink

By Zoe Robinson

Hungry after your shopping spree? There is a wonderful diversity, and quality of restaurants, cafes and bars on offer in Streatham – something for every occasion:

Beautiful Brunches

Newly opened in 2012, the Hideaway Jazz Cafe (sister to the now infamous Hideaway Jazz Club) already looks set to be a real draw. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this deli style cafe serves fresh sandwiches, salads and hot food. Visit from 7am for a coffee on your way to work or pop in on your way home for drinks, nibbles and jazz.

Coffee To Die For

 I love Coffee opened a little over a year ago and already has a loyal following. Maybe that’s down to their wholesome freshly-made sandwiches, cakes, Mediterranean style breakfasts, friendly service and their own secret blend of coffee.

A Little Slice Of Heaven

Earl Grey and RoseEarl Grey and Rose was a very welcome addition to Streatham when it opened last year. This sewing cafe is a vintage haven serving wonderful sandwiches and soup, and their cupcakes are legendary. Worth popping in for Christmas gifts too such as handmade jewellery, cards and tote bags.

Perfect For Kids

Waterfront PizzaThe team at The Waterfront make delicious pizza and even run marvellous pizza making workshops and parties for kids: perfect for budding foodies. Hungry but no time for the workshop: order an adult pizza you get a kid’s pizza totally free!

Top Nosh

NineteenNineteen caused a stir when it came to Streatham and has continued to delight locals and those travelling from out of the area to dine and drink there. Visit for details of their special offers which include a two course Sunday Roast for £15, breakfast deals and cocktail happy hours.

Let Your Hair Down

The White LionThe White Lion is more than a good pub; it’s a music venue with weekly comedy nights, has a hostel and a community hub with free workshops and events for all ages. The venue is run by charity Music for Children who are currently organising a Christmas toy collection for disadvantaged children. The photo by Ben Carpenter is from an evening hosted for The Little Big Peace Event.

Organic in SW16

Native Hop is a lovely little organic cafe opposite Streatham station with tasty lunchtime stews, salads and paninis, plus delicious cakes and snacks. We hear it’s expanding in 2012 so watch this space…

Great Pub Grub

The Earl Ferrers is the kind of local everyone wants – lovely staff, cosy atmosphere, great food wine and beer, games and a pool table. With a piano and decks, come Saturday night they really know how to entertain.

A Hidden Gem

The Dorchester has been run by the same family for over 50 years and continues to serve up hearty portions of traditional Irish & British food (along with lashings of the latest local gossip). Expect to step into a time warp: hand written menus and original vintage decor.

Shop In Streatham