Brother Marcus

Coffee and daytime bites, plus evening cocktails in Balham. Read More


This Balham cafe serves mouth-watering all-day brunch, smoothies and coffees by day, and loaded buns and killer cocktails by night. The space has a truly indoor/outdoor feel, with a large glass façade, a pretty garden and plenty of natural light, giving it a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Venue Details & Map

Brother Marcus

9 Chestnut Grove
SW12 8JA

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Brother Marcus

5.0 out of 5
05 February 2018
by Jarrod B.

London has plenty of great eateries, so it was a difficult decision to end up in the excellent Brother Marcus. It doesn't look like much from the street, but once you are inside, this place just looks and feels like somewhere you want to spend a lot of time. I visited for brunch with a friend and we were ready to eat!

Not ones to skimp on the food, my friend and I ordered a few things off the... more

3.0 out of 5
13 March 2017
by Jennifer S.

I want to give this place five stars but the mediocre service just brings it down a couple notches.

My friends had to wait sometime for their drinks and my husband even got one on the house because there was a mixup in orders. The avocado smoothie I had was nice but the price was a bit much (£3.50) for a small glass.

I ordered the Step Sister (courgette fritters) which comes as a cool stack... more

3.0 out of 5
12 July 2017
by Qurat K.

Vibe: good vibes, artistic backyard but a little noisy from the national rail

Service: usual

Food: okay more

3.0 out of 5
12 September 2016
by Musca D.

I'm not entirely sure how cafe owners in London expect their costumers (at least those like me) to have a coffee but I find it a bit insulting to be allowed to choose between a plain croissant and a pain au chocolat: coffee goes with good pastry and this place definitely failed in delivering this!

On the positive side though, the place has a good price to quality ratio and the pleasant... more

2.0 out of 5
30 July 2017
by Lovia D.

Brunch was disappointing. My French toast brioche consisted of half a slice of bread, tiniest meal I was ever served at a restaurant. My cocktail, a fig vanilla Prosecco, had no flavour of fig nor vanilla. more

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