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Cool Cats' Cafe (Restaurant)

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149 Southampton Way, Peckham & Camberwell, London, SE5 7EW
Cuisine: British
Tel: 020 7701 3933 | Email to Cool Cats' Cafe | Transport: Denmark Hill | Write review

Cool Cats' Cafe Review

Top 10 things we learned about Cool Cats Cafe when we visited:

1) Bare brick walls; basic, functional, no frills furniture; lighting seemingly taped up with with sticky-back plastic; bulldog clip photography; this hangout has the general allure of a fresh, unfinished project and clearly follows the rule book on mastering that classic Dalston pop-up vibe. Only thing is, this ain’t Dalston, Dorothy; this is Camberwell, south London!

2) I’m still not entirely convinced this isn’t Dalston, you know. Those low-key, casual thirtysomethings are verging dangerously close to ‘trendy’, possibly even ‘hipster’; and they’re definitely sporting the requisite beard lengths. No prizes for guessing where the venue’s name came from then (one must assume).

3) Plus, there are posters in the window for tai-chi classes and knitting gangs and freestyle open mic musical comedy nights. Dalston, surely!?

4) And another thing; the music policy is the aural equivalent of a Sunday afternoon coffee mixed with the scent of Sunday papers in east-north-east London, with brunch.

5) The food and drink menus are inexpensive too: £7 cocktails; no wine over £24; no main more than £11. Are you 100% sure this isn’t Dalston?

6) Ah, hang on, look: local beers. Frightfully local beers. South London beers. Meantime and Kernel, both south of the river. This isn’t Dalston after all.

7) A simple, seasonal, classic pub grub menu, printed on one side of paper. Not a whiff of kimchee burgers and lemongrass soya granola; just steaks, pasta and sausage and mash. Yep, this is Camberwell, all right...

8) ...home of the saltiest food in all of London. To someone like myself - an eat-a-whole-box-of-salted-popcorn-before-the-trailers-finish-without-the-aid-of-liquid-refreshment savoury lover - the almost-pumpkinless pumpkin soup serves as a gooey, thick paint of a starter with which the baguette brush can paint my willing tongue with oh-so lovely salt. To everyone else, best stick to just drinks. Let it be said, the food is divisive.

9) The manager, Toby, is as jolly (and tall) as a Steve Merchant lookalike, and he and his team serve up plenty of non-saccharine sweetness to counteract that delicious-no-horrible-no-delicious salty moules mariniere.

10) If you visit on a quiz night, just remember: Currer, Ellis and Acton were the pseudonyms of the Brontë sisters. Now, pass the salt please.
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