Shawl Cafe

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Shawl Cafe

21 Brixton Station Road
+44 (0)20 7733 0157
Public transport:
Brixton, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Top 4 reviews of Shawl Cafe

4.0 out of 5 24 December 2013
by Ada C.

We popped in for dinner on a damp and dreary evening. There was a football match on TV and we were the only non-Ethiopian/Eritreans in the place but everyone was really friendly and the owner made us feel really welcome.

We asked the owner to suggest something for dinner and he brought us a massive plate lined with injera and two large portions of lamb stew. One was spicy and one was...more

4.0 out of 5 2 June 2013
by Glen M.

No nonsense fabulous Etritrean food. Similar to Ethiopian, in that there's in jnjera bread and gloppy wholesome deliciousness -- also super friendly for vegetarians with a flavourful pulse-based meal that will fill you right up for days.

Eritrean restos in my outside-of-London experience are posh. Or posh-ish. Event dinners. This is a place where expats sit and drink endless cups of tea and...more

4.0 out of 5 2 June 2013
by Clare G.

Deadly (in the positive, Dublin sense ;) ) eatery and coffee shop. Oohhh..the coffee - so yum! A great local cafe/restaurant with a really nice buzz, they've lots of regular customers and deservedly so!

This was my second time trying Eritrean food and it was every bit as yummy as Adulis (if not more!) and much more reasonably priced. Granted, it's a basic cafe and not a cosy restaurant which...more

5.0 out of 5 11 April 2012
by Josephine B.

Hold the press! It is officially official! I have today falling for a short, sweet, dark and handsome beauty (first time for everything!)

Forget Italian, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Colombian and dare I say Kenyan and Ethiopian. Follow me and the warming aroma to the north east of Africa, to Eritrea!

A tastes so rich and so pleasing to the palette.

The beans roasted so perfectly there is not a...more

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