Times are hard for everyone right now, especially small, local businesses.
During Black History Month, we showcased some of our favourite Black-owned restaurants. The hardworking owners are an inspiration, as they produce delicious food, and support the South London economy. If you’ve got the time to stop by, they are well worth checking out. You’ll be doing your bit to help them, and your tastebuds won’t regret it!
Light of Africa
We had the pleasure of talking to Jiedwa (pictured, below), owner of this vegan restaurant serving up tasty Ethiopian food in Brixton Village.
From Alicha to Okra, there’s plenty of choice on the menu! And if you do have the chance to call in (open 11.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday), Jiedwa recommends the Shiro - a chickpea stew, slowly cooked and served in a traditional clay pot.
You’ll find the cafe at Brixton Village, Unit 55, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8PS.
Black and White Café
This is a great stop for #FishFryday, or any other day for that matter!
Founded in the 1960s, and originally named Peggy's Cafe, The Black and White Cafe is famed for its fried fish and other delicious Caribbean staples.
It is now run by Mr Wilson, who is proud of the cafe's place in Brixton history, and would recommend the curried goat and oxtail to anyone who visits!
Find Mr Wilson at 75 Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU. The café is open 9.00am – 11.00pm, Mondays and Saturdays.
This spot is a firm favourite for the whole Be Enriched team, and not just because it's right by our Tooting office! From pancakes to polenta, mushrooms to muffins, there is something for everyone - and it's all absolutely delicious!
The café is open from 7.00am – 5.00pm every weekday, 9.00am – 5.00pm at weekends. You might even spot us taking a break from all our efforts #EnrichingCommunities for Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth.
Find the café at 141 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PE.