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The Flavour of Brixton

There is no sincerer love than the love of family and food.

When we founded San Marino in 1993, we wanted to bring great Sicilian coffee and the finest Italian food into the community we were proud to call home – Brixton. We acquired a modest 25-seater shop on the high street, and quickly gained a reputation for serving the best panini’s and coffee in town. Our family team expanded as we recruited local staff, and by 2009, it was time to move a few doors down to larger corner premises on Brixton Road. 

lou
lou
10/09/2021
Amazing service!! Hidden gem!! My boyfriend and I visited for a late breakfast and I ordered a vegetarian full English. Unfortunately there was miscommunication and I received a full English with meat. I went up and asked for a vegetarian one instead and received it promptly, even though they were extremely busy. My boyfriend was allowed to have the full English at no extra charge and Enza (the owner) was so friendly and gave us the best service. May I add that the quality of food is absolutely incredibly at the very cheap prices they charge. My boyfriend says it’s the best pasta he’s ever had. We will definitely be visiting again and look forward to our next meal here.
75Frankie042
75Frankie042
23/08/2021
Amazing coffee This little cafe is so friendly, the coffee is beautiful and the breakfast range fantastic. I have a sweet tooth and the pastries are so fresh and the great range will mean breakfast here every day of our week long holiday. The savoury croissants and egg royale enjoyed by my husband and daughter were truly gorgeous and all at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend this gem of a place and it’s only about 20m from the tube.
Robbie T
Robbie T
19/06/2021
Best scrambled eggs IN THE WORLD!! This place is such a Brixton institution! I used to be cabin crew and have eaten breakfast all over the world but have to say that San Marino does the BEST scrambled eggs you will ever try!!!! The staff are are all lovely but special mention to angel Dorina who found my house keys once and kept them safe for me until the next day when I called to see if they had them. Bravo guys, keep up the good work ?
ron1986
ron1986
12/06/2021
Great local spot! Thank you to the professional, friendly and inclusive staff at San Marino for their excellence in quality food from Britain and the rest of Europe and the wider world. Their (hidden) disability confidence and wide selection of milkshakes, pastries and coffee make them the market leader in the area. Would recommend them for visitors, all equal residents. Excellent compliance with c-19 safety. Great Sicilian style of business in Britain #londonisopen Grazie.
Hope
Hope
06/06/2021
A lovely Sunny Saturday afternoon at San Marino. WOW what a Gem of a place situated in the corner of the vibrant Brixton market surrounding by all the great local shops and so much more. This is my 3rd visit in recent weeks with a family friend visiting from Devon and my partner who just loved the place. I ordered a selection of pastries and delicious coffee. For main the lovely chicken and salad wrap. A great seating area which is well spaced out and comfortable. There is additional seating downstairs. San Marino has lovely staff who will put themselves out to make sure you have what you need and it's spotlessly clean. I will be visiting again very soon and looking forward to it.
CatsTtours
CatsTtours
31/05/2021
Bank holiday breakie Came here with my partner for a hearty breakfast before a busy day out. We both had a full English which was really affordable and yummy! You get quite a decent amount. We even stayed for a sweet bite after! The iced lattes are fab!
Izzysaunders
Izzysaunders
19/05/2021
Great local Great local cafe - breakfast is solid, the Paninis are good and the staff always friendly. Good to sit outside in the sun people watching
Hafsa B
Hafsa B
14/05/2021
Lovely Cafe, felt right at home What a lovely cafe with friendly & amazing staff. We had quite a big order but Dorina & Nick thoroughly looked after us all and made sure we had our orders correct Currently outdoor seating but the food was great from the chicken & mushroom tortellini to the eggs royale. The paninis are great and the salads that come with it go so well. Would highly recommend A lovely place and cannot wait for indoor seating to open up again so we can enjoy a lovely meal out again with the family 😉
Joan Davies
Joan Davies
26/01/2021
Joan Miss it not being open but soon it will be so we can enjoy coffee and food can't say which food as its all yummy
Susie
Susie
10/12/2020
Great cafe Great place, 100% recommend for a nice drink and delicious food, love the fact that they have such a good range to choose from. Visited today for lunch and got the carbonara which I absolutely loved! Extremely helpful and kind staff, I go every time I'm in Brixton and every time have had great and fast service. Good value for money and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely see me again soon!

28 Years

The heart of Brixton since 1993, our Sicilian café is famous as a meeting point and social hub. We serve authentic Italian food and Arabica coffee, made with passion by our long-serving team of local experts.

Amazing Meals for Everyone

From vegan and halal options, to filled rolls and filter coffee, start your day the right way.

We Are In The Heart of Brixton

Brixton is a lively, multicultural area with a down-to-earth vibe. Brixton Market offers street food and vintage finds, plus clothes and produce that reflect the area’s Caribbean roots. Casual eateries serving global fare line pedestrian-friendly Brixton Village.

Late-night revellers hit celebrated bars and live-music venues such as the O2 Academy Brixton for rock gigs, and Hootananny for cutting-edge sounds.  

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