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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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La Gastronomia
135 Half Moon Lane. 020 7642 0799
A friendly family-run Italian delicatessen and coffee shop, established in 1989. La Gastronomia prides itself on their fridge displays, always packed with a wonderful selection of cheeses, ham, salamis, pates, antipasti and dips, Catering service available. More info

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

Parlour (Est. June 2015)
19 Norwood Road
07809 719900
Only the best tea, coffee and food - both takeout and eat in - served daily in the heart of Herne Hilll, opposite Brockwell Park. Dogs welcomed. Live music nights. Open from 08:00.


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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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