Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

It’s fair to say that locals aren’t exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out options around Loughborough Junction, so we were excited to hear about a new cafe opening up, right next  to the overground railway station.

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

The Blue Turtle Oasis is located at 210 Coldharbour Lane, SW9, in the corner premises formerly occupied by GMB Food .

The exterior of the new cafe is easy to miss and somewhat understated with its darkened windows  – we thought it might be a sex shop at first (!) – but inside you’ll find a minimalist but friendly space (and an awful lot of blue).

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

2012 view.

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

View from 1908 when the premises housed J W Clark Fish restaurant – stewed eels a speciality.

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

Fitted into an irregular space, the cafe features a counter at the far end, a long wood shelf running along one wall with some stools, and a couple of tables and comfy chairs. It all seems laid back and relaxing.

We’re not sure what the orange wall painting is all about though.

Rewiew: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

The coffee took some time coming but it was very good indeed – easily as good as our former favourites, Federation Coffee in Brixton Village (the growing queues of tourists and endlessly changing staff  took the fun out of that that place for us) .

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

The menu is fairly limited, but the prices are very reasonable.

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

In line with the minimalistic theme, there’s a fairly basic selection of food on offer, sparsely laid out along the counter.

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Our verdict:
We enjoyed our visit to the Blue Turtle Oasis, and think that it’s  a welcome addition to the area – the coffee is excellent, the prices reasonable and there’s a decent range of snacks on offer.

There’s also free wi-fi available too, so it’s a handy place to get a bit of work done.  We’ll be back.

Review: Blue Turtle Oasis coffee house, 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction

More info:
Blue Turtle Oasis , 210 Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Junction, London SW9 8SA
[Map location]

Opening times:
Monday 07:30-20:00
Tuesday 07:30-16:00
Wednesday: 07:30-20:00
Thursday: 07:30-20:00
Friday: 07:30-21:00
Saturday 08:30-21:00
Sunday 08:30-20:00

Blue Turtle Oasis on Facebook &  Twitter: @blueturtleoasis