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A regularly updated guide to top Herne Hill cafes and coffee houses. It is brought to you by The Herne Hill Guide which has pages on the best SE24 bars, cafes, restaurants and shops plus detailed local history & property guides, It is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which covers independent businesses from Bermondsey down to Bromley.

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Utter Waffle
119 Dulwich Road, 
SE24 0NG
020 7274 6409
Open: Wed-Mon 08:00-16:00
Savoury & sweet waffles.
Also food truck.

Christopher’s (est. June 2015)
145 Half Moon Lane
020 3643 6540
Owners: Chis (Bakery)
& *** (Cafe/Deli)
Open: 7 days a week
Artisanal bread 
Coffee & cakes
Bus: 37 Rail: North Dulwich

Elsewhere (est. 2022)
1A Half Moon Lane
SE24 9JU
Located under railway bridge.
Open: 7 days a week.
Hand roasted coffee, roasted at their Deptford HQ. Ethically & sustainably sourced .
Pastries, cakes and snacks
Branch: Crofton Park



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Blackbird Bakery
230 Railton Road
020 7095 8800
Established in 2005 at No 208 opposite the Herne Hill Bookshop and mover to its larger premises a few years later.
Open: 7 days a week
Bread, cakes and croissants all baked in SE27
Branches: West Norwood, East Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Peckham
Owner: Eamonn

Cafe Lulu (est  2012)
276 Rosendale Road
020 8671 7136
Owner: Virgil
Open7 days a week
Style: traditional


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