Broca Two

Like neighbouring Browns, the Broca has rejigged its layout to devote more space to coffee. The extension, which used to feel like a bit of an afterthought (although a useful venue for small groups), is an now integral part of the cafe.

30 comments:

Guest said...

Excellent! Let's hope a flat white is not £3...still in shock after going to Brown's for the first time the other day. 

Anonymous said...

Any photos of the interior if that's the main thing that has changed? Has it gone more corporate or is it still a load of contrasting styles?

guest said...

it seems like browns went up in price overnight! - it always used to be a bargain at £1.50 i think it was but to suddenly go up to £3!....that's a tad above inflation?....

Guest said...

How much is the mung bean chowder?

Andy Smith said...

I think the prices are the same actually as before. Having said that, I only drink mung bean lattes

Darylhenderson said...

£3 is a fair price for a quality coffee.  If you are looking for a low cost caffeine fix try the Brockley Barge or cup of Kenco from a greasy spoon.

Andy Smith said...

That was me

guest said...

hmmm i paid £3 today for a small cup of filter coffee......that is actually quite expensive......central caf always used to have a beautiful italian espresso machine with which they would froth milk on top of which they would sprinkle nescafe......they were more innocent but perhaps happier times.....ahhhhh.....

AndyScorgie said...

I am stickng with the shed on platform 1, tea and hypothermia thats the ticket. 

Guest said...

Looks like you are their ideal customer...

Sucker.

Marco said...

I don't know where this people are buying their coffee miscela and milk but I'm sure overall they cost a little bit too much as prices are now the same as west end/soho caffee shops...

Guest said...

Shame Broca are stopping the veg boxes they do

Gold blend said...

Well it shows how often 'guest' visited Browns as it went from £2.50 to £3 not from  £1.50.  As Ross explains on the in shop leaflet, the prices had to go up because basically they are losing money, and considering it's usually full it's not through lack of customers. Brown's styles itself as serving some of the best coffee in London, so yes there is a premium to pay on that. Browns buys it's coffee direct from the grower and the milk direct from the farmer in Kent, so again it uses the best quality ingredients, not just popping to Costcutter to pick up a pint and a packet of Douwe Egberts.

8Ace said...

£3 for a cup of coffee! You can buy three cans of White Ace for less than that, and I know which I prefer to get me going in the morning.

Guest said...

What a shame the Broca swapped its lovely, bright, unusual green visage for this exceptionally dull and nondescript brown.  I hope it's just an undercoat!

Marco said...

mmm....best? what's best for you maybe is not best for me as coffee is a matter of taste...rather than buying the "best" they should have different quality to make a wider audience happy...I would go for not the "best" miscela but good cheaper one...or somewhere else closer to work

Tea Leaf said...

Brockley is not short of places near the station to have a cup of coffee.  Browns, Broca, Gantry, Orchard then, for those where economy is priority, The Barge and The Central and other  greasy spoons.  You lucky, lucky people!  Sadly the same cannot be said for loose leaf tea, which is not much in evidence.  There are just too many tea bags in Brockley.  A crying shame!

Guest said...

Oh please £3 is steep. Was in the Workshop cafe in marleybone and there a flat white is 2.50. Arlo and Moe is 2.40 even Monmouth Cafe is cheaper!

Guest said...

 "Browns buys it's coffee direct from the grower and the milk direct from
the farmer in Kent, so again it uses the best quality ingredients
"

How does who you buy it from have any direct bearing on quality? Someone has definitely bought into the Coulgate St hype.

I get my coffees in a polystyrene cup from Top Chef - no need to pay for extra.

Monkeyboy said...

Sounds like there are plenty of alternatives that sell coffe for a price that you are willing to pay, that being the case why are you fixated on Browns? Shop elsewhere. Are they obliged to meet your personal price point? No doubt many will feel that £2.40 is too much, it's really of no consequence. It's not an essential like clean drinking water, no one is being exploited.

Brockley Nick said...

Good, then you need say no more on the topic. Back to the Broca please.

Bleurgh said...

That's possibly the most insipid colour I've ever seen, I wouldn't have a bin that colour let alone a shop.

anonymouse said...

Coffee and popcorn are two of the most profitable products.

Anonymous said...

The Broca has a bit of an unfinished feel to it with mismatched furniture and walls that remain undecorated from the their change around.

I am guessing that it will stay that way for some time to come to maintain that unpretentious 'shabby' look.

Bit like a squat with a coffee machine.

So Brockley!

The Catman said...

It is rather dull.... :( I really liked the previous green - very distinctive!

guest said...

Have they got their bar license yet?

Rose Bud said...

Are they really stopping their veg delivery boxes? that's a shame. I love Broca food market, the cafe - not so much.

Sophiewall said...

I like the new colour. Looks like caramel.

lottie said...

does anyone know anything about advertising at the broca? for someone wishing to put up babysitting fliers would there be a charge/is it even possible?

freespeech said...

You only usually pay in newsagents and supermarkets, in community oriented cafes that have a noticeboard, you just ask the staff nicely and leave your flyers with the rest. Brockley has a lot of such places these days, just follow the baby buggy traffic.

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