Unexpectedly needing to find breakfast in Brixton, I walked through the oh so cool Brixton Arcade, into a independent coffee shop, full of melancholy hipsters.
Why so sad?
50p surcharge for soya milk, making it a whooping £3.10! Is it soya with gold in it!?
Went round the corner to the "Columbian" place, Las Americas.
Its a one stop shop. Butcher/cafe/bakery/juicery/money exchange/etc.
I had two hot, buttery arepas with a bit of spicy salsa and coffee (no soya) for £3.30.
They do have loads of options, and all my Spanish and South American friends bring me here, so its got to be the real deal.
The staff don't tend to speak much english, so it helps if you know a few words.
My girlfriend has a serious bunuelo addiction, so I seem to find myself here about once a week, sampling various Colombian snack foods.
They've got all the usual things - arepas, meat empanadas, and something very greasy involving deep-fried pork belly that I'm slowly building up to.
They also do meat, which looks a bit dubious, and long-distance money transfers, hopefully less so!
The instant coffee is an interesting experience which I would recommend avoiding.
Saying all that, there is something nice about the place - there's a friendly atmosphere and actually, bunuelos are strangely addictive!
If you like Arepas, this is the place!!! best Arepas in the area!!!
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