By Matt Wilkinson

When it comes to hidden gems in the world of coffee, Brixton Blend is a discovery waiting to happen. This quaint and cozy coffee shop, has carved its niche by offering a haven for those in search of specialty coffee. They pride themselves on delectable home-baked cakes, and a welcoming chilled atmosphere that feels like a warm embrace.

In our pursuit for best coffee shops in Brixton we embarked on a taste adventure when we stumbled across Brixton Blend. As we entered, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafted through the air, creating an inviting ambiance that whispered promises of a delightful experience.

Local Suppliers

What sets this charming coffee spot apart is its commitment to supporting local suppliers, one of which is Volcano Coffee Works. Their beans are mostly sourced from Brazil, El Salvador, and Colombia and create a symphony of flavors with tasting notes that delicately hint at chocolate and nuts.

Intrigued by the commitment to local partnerships, we delved deeper into the world of Brixton Blend’s culinary delights. Their selection of home-baked cakes is a testament to their dedication to quality, with a unique twist. Local market traders supply the ingredients for these heavenly creations, ensuring a burst of freshness in every bite.

Popular Cakes

During our visit, we asked which cakes are popular with their customers. We were immediately steered towards the Lemon, Almond, and Rosemary cake, which is said to be a local favourite. The first bite was a revelation, a harmonious blend of flavors that left us craving more. This cake, with its lemony zing and subtle almond and rosemary undertones, is a true masterpiece and a must-try for any visitor.

Joining the ranks of must-try cakes are the Lemon Meringue Cake, Banana and Pecan, and Pistachio and Cinnamon Loaf Cake. And for those with a savory inclination, Brixton Blend doesn’t disappoint. The savory cheese toasties and an array of flaky croissants provide a savory counterpoint to the sweet indulgence of their cakes. It’s a comprehensive menu that caters to every palate, ensuring there’s something for everyone in this hidden retreat.

Work or Unwind

Beyond the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the heavenly scent of baked goods, Brixton Blend offers more than just a place to unwind. The warm and inviting upstairs seating area can be a true oasis for quiet reading or catching up on work. It’s a haven for creatives and coffee aficionados alike, offering the perfect blend of productivity and relaxation.

Coffee Training

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Brixton Blend invites patrons to delve into the art of coffee-making with their introduction to coffee courses. Ideal for both novices entering the coffee industry and home enthusiasts seeking to elevate their skills, these courses are conducted in small groups.

What can you expect to master during the course? Everything from making specialty coffee and grinder calibration to espresso extraction and milk steaming. The instructors share invaluable tips on replicating best practices and mastering the art of pouring intricate designs like hearts, rosettas, and tulips. It’s not just a course; it’s a journey into the heart of the coffee-making craft.

In a world where coffee shops are aplenty, Brixton Blend stands out. It’s as a testament to the beauty of local collaborations and a dedication to the craft of coffee-making. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely cup of specialty coffee, a heavenly slice of cake, or a hands-on coffee-making adventure, Brixton Blend welcomes you with open arms. They promise an experience that transcends the ordinary. Step into this hidden gem, and let the blend of flavors and aromas transport you to a world where every sip is a celebration of craftsmanship and community.

Watch our video recommendation of Brixton Blend on TikTok here…


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