Cafes, Bars,

Cafes, Bars,

Kings & Queens Cafe

The best flapjacks you will ever eat are made by Lorraine, the mum of Roxanne of Kings and Queens cafe. Lorraine's home made cakes are as much of a draw as the home made sandwiches and Kings nurses come in for the hot food- home made lasagna and spag bol. Roxanne is a Camberwell girl through and through. She opened the cafe in March just as lockdown hit and says "I am SO looking forward to serving customers inside!"


Address: 116 Denmark Hill
Instagram: kings_and_queens_cafe
Facebook: Kings and Queens Cafe

Viet Café

"It has been too cold to sit outside "says Sonya of Viet Cafe, "At last we can welcome customers to a good bowl of rice and pork inside". Sonya came to the UK from Saigon in 1982 with her family recipe for pho, the delicious aromatic beef broth that is sold all over Vietnam from street vendors to luxury restaurants. She now makes it every Saturday for Camberwellians. Hospital staff drop in for the pho with spiced pork or tofu banh mi -baguettes with pickled carrot, coriander, cucumber and chili.


Telephone: 020 7703 2531
Address: 75 Denmark Hill
Instagram: vietcafe_camberwell
Facebook: VietCafeCamberwell
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Lumberjack Cafe

Lumberjack's cakes and coffee draw Camberwellians in but this much loved social enterprise also sells wine and store cupboard supplies, locally made face masks and artist Natasha Godfrey's local calendars. During lockdown they're opening 7 days a week and providing brunch and lunch for Kings front line workers. Donate £5 for a brunch and £10 for a lunch.


Address: 70 Camberwell Church St
Instagram: wearelumberjackcoffee
Twitter: @hellolumberjack
Facebook: wearelumberjackcoffee
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Mono Cafe

Mono's hot lunches, fudgiest brownies and softest pear and chocolate cake are bringing cheer to Camberwell. Mono's speciality coffee comes from a neighbour in Denmark Hill, George of PACT coffee which buys direct from farmers, pays over Fairtrade prices and only uses top grade beans in its roastery next to Southwark Park.


Address: 49 Denmark Hill
Instagram: mono_london
Facebook: mono_london
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O Português Cafe Deli

Ivo's custard tarts Pastel de Nata are a Camberwell favourite. But did you know O Português has many other treats such as, chorizo, hams, bread, pastries and some really good Portuguese wines including Douro. Ivo Andrade's coffee, specially imported from Portugal has been attracting customers since he opened the café eight years ago. Ivo says: "It is the people I like most about Camberwell; my customers, neighbours and the other shops."


Telephone: 020 7701 5755
Address: 11 Camberwell Church St

Caffè Vape

Camberwellians go to Cafe Vape to get off their nicotine addiction - start with tobacco flavours, progress onto fruit and then to unusual vapes like cactus. Tony has been around Camberwell all his life, coming to the Orthodox Cathedral every week. "What I love about Camberwell is the variety, there is something for everyone here"


Address: 8 Coldharbour Ln
Instagram: caffevapeltd
Twitter: @caffevapeltd
Facebook: caffevape
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The Bower

Louisa and Joyce's cafe remains open daily for takeaway during lockdown. They sell Old Spike coffee, cakes, toasties & savoury pastries and vegan and gluten free cakes. They also sell books, cards and small gifts. They have a pantry of food essentials - flour, teas, honey and jams, and fresh bread and flowers at the weekend, all in the beautiful setting of Brunswick Park. Purchases support their future artistic programming when they can reopen their gallery and publication studio.


Instagram: _the_bower_
Twitter: @_the_bower_
Facebook: thebowerSE5
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The award winning ORTUS café serves healthy and delicious food and coffees, and is open to everyone. The cafe is part of ORTUS, a building run by Maudsley Charity for NHS and university staff and students, service users and our local community. A key aim is to break down stigma and this space welcomes everyone from patients and staff, to the local community and those looking for workspace.


Address: 82 – 96 Grove Lane
Instagram: ortusmaudsley
Twitter: @OrtusMaudsley
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The Crooked Well

Hector of the Crooked Well is "over the moon at being open and on our feet again". The Crooked Well will be starting their workspaces again in May and plans Reubens Mondays for May. But right now they are busy and happy.


Address: 16 Grove Lane
Telephone: 020 7252 7798
Instagram: thecrookedwell
Twitter: @CrookedWell
Facebook: thecrookedwell
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Fladda's outdoor tables are filling up with customers ready to eat crisp battered fish, hot chips chips and pies. "This is very much alright" says Elim with a smile. His fish is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council which sets the standard for sustainable fishing and they have free range sausages. Try their anchovy mayonnaise (mayonnaise with anchovies and ancho chile ) - very special.


Address: 55 Camberwell Church St
Telephone: 020 8127 6297
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Pollo Fried Chicken Sandwich shop

Sister food shop to Francesco’s Pizza, one on each side of Dachelor Place with a neat square for eating out on sunny days. Francesco says he aims to serve fresh ingredients, fast and at great value for money.


Address: 2 Datchelor Pl
Telephone: 020 7703 7775
Instagram: pollocamberwell
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The Arc

Born and bred in Brixton, Bianca is the manager of The Arc, a co-working space and café on Camberwell Road. As well as welcoming new members, she plans to offer space to local creatives, collaborate with local charities and organise talks and workshops. Make sure to pop in!


Address: 272-274 Camberwell Road
Telephone: 07462 559 932
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This is family bakery sells home-made sourdough and pastries as well as organic, natural and biodynamic wines - which contain less sulphur (so less of a hangover).


Address: 31, 33a, Denmark Hill,
Instagram: @irene.wines @irene.bread

Bolu Kebab

Friday night kebabs from Bolu are a Camberwell tradition. Ali Saglam bought the business in 2002 - Camberwell is Ali’s favourite place. “These are my neighbours. I help them out and know they will always help me. There is nowhere like Camberwell. "


Telephone: 020 7701 1234
Address: 7 Camberwell Church St

Méli-mélo by Yummyflo

Serving brunch and all-day every day ‘Sunday’ roasts. Only four burgers but ‘Ze Burgerz’…and tacos to make y'all locos! Plus fluffy pancakes, gooey french toast, amazing desserts…and everything comes with a twist! 


Address: 16 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9PR
Telephone: 07534 459 791
Instagram: @yummyflo