Barrio, Brockley Road

(Formerly Cafe Blanca)

BC review to follow, please post your comments and reviews here.

10 comments:

patrick1971 said...

You might be a bit behind the times with this one, Nick...the "Barrio" name had been painted over when I went past it a couple of days ago.

It looks nice from the outside but I've not been in because I'm not around in Crofton Park during the day and it doesn't seem to serve substantial enough meals for an evening visit. The large television was showing sport once when I went past, which was also a bit off-putting.

Brockley Nick said...

Gah! Well if anyone finds out what it's actually called now, please post it here and I will update the thread.

Cafe Blanca was a perfectly good name...

patrick1971 said...

I will check when I get off the train tonight and let you know!

spincat said...

I have been in but it was noisy (with sport on large TV) and was the opposite, in ambience, to how it was under older management. Fine for those who like noisy sports bars but a shame for those who like laid back cafe bars with Moroccan food (the latter being more unusual in Lewisham area)

mljay said...

Liked it as Cafe Blanca - not been in after the makeover, but looks soulless

Baritone English Villain said...

Soulless sounds good, whatever it's called. The soulless cafe bar with neither name nor Moroccan food. Mmm. It could catch on.

Sue Luxton said...

I heard that they had meant to call it Bar Rio, but the signwriter missed the space out - don't know if that was true or not, but it made me chuckle when I heard it.

Anonymous said...

Has this bar become another victim of the recession? It did have very erratic opening hours, but seems to have been permanently closed for the last 4-5 weeks.

patrick1971 said...

I wondered about this too, Anon. Especially with the now vacant King Sturge opposite, it looked like a very bleak corner!

But there was a hand-written sign on the door when I passed on Saturday saying they were going to reopen yesterday (i.e. 13th). Has that happened?

patrick1971 said...

Barrio open and trading this Saturday. Must have just been a Christmas break.

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