Sadly soon to close, Cafe Sitifis is a lovely, friendly North African cafe and patisserie, tucked away on Rushcroft Road (just off Coldharbour Lane, a few doors down from the Dogstar).
The cafe offers a really delicious selection of fresh Mediterranean meze, hot and cold paninis, cooked and continental breakfasts- and their hand made cakes are formidable creations!
Their website gives the background to the cafe:
Sitifis is the Roman name for the city of Setif in the north of Algeria. Noureddine Lalmi, the owner and chef of this new café, opened in June 2010, was born in Setif and moved to London in 1995.
The menu reflects the food he has created over the last 15 years working across London in award winning and traditional restaurants as well as the food that he enjoys and creates at home with family in Algeria.
Now married with a wife with roots in Yorkshire we hope all our customers will enjoy the friendly and traditional welcome we can offer in Café Sitifis.
The cafe is clean and comfortable, and really friendly for young kids too, with a small play area by the door, stuffed full of toys.
The owner has put the shop up for sale, so it’s only a matter of time before it closes (it’s rumoured to be replaced by an ice cream parlour with a late licence). I really recommend you give it a visit.
Cafe Sitifis currently opens only on Thurs-Sunday from noon – but please call to check before setting out.
11 Rushcroft Road,
Brixton SW2 1JS
Tel: 07533 872 804