Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

With trendy new businesses pushing prices ever upwards around central Brixton, it’s great that the Brixton Pound Cafe in Atlantic Road is letting people pay what they can afford (and be generous if they want to support the project!).

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Opening in July 2016, the folks at the Brixton Pound (£B) explained the ethos behind their cafe:

Brixton Pound is excited to announce its newest project: the Brixton Pound cafe! Opened in July 2016 at 77 Atlantic Road, SW9 8PU, it is the first cafe in Brixton where all food and drink is served on a pay-what-you-feel basis.

Rather than setting a fixed price, we give customers an opportunity to have an affordable experience, or be generous.

Participatory, inclusive, and social, it’s a format that fits perfectly into B£’s ethos and aim of questioning the traditional money systems and showcasing that viable alternatives exist.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

The cafe looks to source their food from local surplus, using perfectly edible food that would otherwise be wasted and turning it into tasty and healthy meals.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

The Brixton Pound partnered up with a number of organisations including Local GreensPeople’s Fridge, surplus sharing app OLIO, Brixton Soup Kitchen and Brixton People’s Kitchen, along with local traders, such as Ms Cupcake, Sweet Carolina, Nour Cash & Carry and Faiz Fine Foods, to help recycle food in the area.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

The cafe is a not-for-profit venture, with all revenues going to support the local community via the Brixton Fund.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Local artist Andy Insh has several of his Pointilist styled Brixton landscapes on display in the cafe.

The works are all for sale and, altruistically, he is giving all the money to the Brixton Fund. Nice one, Andy.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

The cafe hosts several events throughout the week. There’s free wi-fi too.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

You can pick up one of the famous Bowie Brixton Ten Pound notes.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

The Brixton Pound’s logo is inspired by the distinctive architectural lines of the nearby neo-Brutalist Barrier Block.

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9

Cafe opening hours:

Mon: 8am – 5:30pm
Tue – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

Location: 77, Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9
(5 mins walk from tube station, 2 mins from Brixton Village)

http://brixtonpound.org/cafe