Brixton Pound

Brixton Pound

B£ Cafe

The first pay-what-you-feel cafe in Brixton! 

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.

Using surplus

Our ambition is to source our food from local surplus - perfectly edible food that would otherwise be wasted - and turn it into delicious and healthy meals. We have partnered up with a number of organisations including Local GreensPeople's Fridge, surplus sharing app OLIO, Brixton Soup Kitchen and Brixton People’s Kitchen, and with them will lead on food waste and food poverty reduction in the area. We will be collecting surplus from local traders, such as Ms Cupcake, Sweet Carolina, Nour Cash & Carry and Faiz Fine Foods, who have already pledged their unsold edible produce.

As with all our initiatives the cafe will be a not-for-profit, and all revenue will support the local community via the Brixton Fund.

We're looking forward to welcoming you at 77 Atlantic Road - come along to say hello, have a drink and a bite to eat, use the free wifi, or just hang out in a friendly space.

Opening hours:

Mon:  8am - 5:30pm

Tue - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 6pm

Sun: 10am - 5pm

How can I be part of the Brixton Pound Cafe? 

Besides visiting us, we welcome any surplus items you may have - maybe you’re an urban grower with an abundant garden or allotment, or your household has items you don’t need - tea you're not drinking or ingredients you're not using at the back of your cupboard, which we will gratefully receive. 

We’re looking for local businesses who could participate by donating any leftover or unwanted ingredients or food produce that would otherwise be thrown away. This will not only help reduce your waste but also your business’ overall impact on the environment, while contributing to the Brixton community in a unique way. Contact us to arrange a one-off pick-up or ongoing partnership at info (at) brixtonpound (dot) org or come by the cafe for a chat. 

Whether you’re a business or an individual, we’re inviting everyone who wants to get involved in local food to a brainstorming and planning event co-hosted by the Brixton Pound and Incredible Edible Lambeth at the Brixton Pound Cafe at 77 Atlantic Road on 20th September, 6.30-8.30pm - all welcome! There will be tasty locally sourced refreshments.

Our new cafe space is a great place to hold meetings and events. Let us know if you'd like to host an event, or have an idea for something that could happen in the space.


Art Studios for hire 

We are offering our converted basement below the cafe as dedicated studio space for individuals/groups who are excited by the prospect of being part of a wider local community and bringing their art outside of the studio too. 

This opportunity is best suited to an artist whose practice is rooted in community engagement, curation or education.

We are keen that financial constraints should not limit applications so would be willing to discuss part exchange of rent for working in the cafe for an extended period. 

For more information please come by the cafe or visit brixtonpound.org/studios


Brixton Pound HQ

In the cafe, you can also exchange your sterling cash for Brixton Pounds, set up a B£ pay-by-text account, play the Brixton Bonus, buy B£ merchandise (every sale supports the Brixton Fund!) and find out more about B£, its local projects, and Brixton itself. 

 

Upcoming events