Caipirinha Bar at Cabana Brixton

201–207 Ferndale Road , London, SW9 8BE

SquareMeal Review of Caipirinha Bar at Cabana Brixton

The Victorian basement of Britain’s first purpose-built department store – the now-defunct Bon Marché – provides the unlikely setting for this blast of Brazilian sunshine. The Caipirinha Bar is a lively standalone lounge attached to the Brixton branch of Cabana, the South American street-food chain. A beach-bum slacker vibe is engendered by bright kitsch decor, loud graffiti, surf boards and recycled furniture (packing crates as tables, Castrol oil drums as tub chairs). Try the classic Rio cachaça cocktail in various fruity flavours or order boozy batidas, cooling coladas, dessert cocktails, twisted Bellinis and tropical hurricanes such as Carmen Miranda and Red Parrot – juicy at £7.95. Brahma on tap, Brazilian craft beers Devassa and Itaipava, and modest wine from £4.50 a glass go with snacks of gloopy guacamole with corn chips, or crispy, melted cheese ‘pastels’. DJs spin electro-samba, bossa and boogaloo until late at this Copacabana carnival block-party. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Brixton Station 72m

Brixton Tube Station 195m


Address: 201–207 Ferndale Road , London SW9 8BE

Area: Brixton Streatham Hill

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-10pm (Thurs-Sat -111pm)

Nearby Landmarks

The Brixton Academy 163m

Ritzy Cinema 333m


Telephone: 020 7326 5760


Cuisine: Bars

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