Masala Wala Café



1 reviews

5 Brockley Cross , London, SE4 2AB

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One of the slogans emblazoned on Masala Wala’s window reads ‘women are the real architects of a community’ – a reminder that this enterprising street-food café is run by a mother-and-daughter team. The menu is minimal (just four main dishes with some sides and condiments), but the kitchen makes it all worthwhile with “honest, gusty home cooking” at knock-down prices. You might find a chicken curry (on the bone) and baigan ghost (lamb and aubergine masala) alongside a couple of veggie offerings – perhaps sag aloo or gajar mutter (carrot and pea curry), with back-up from wholemeal rotis, rice, coriander salad, pickles and dips. The café is unlicensed, but you can refresh your palate with coconut water, aloe vera juice or ginger and mint tea; otherwise BYOB (£2.50 corkage). Note: cash only at present.

Masala Wala Café Location

5 Brockley Cross , London SE4 2AB

Opening times

Wed-Sat 5.30-10.30pm

Masala Wala Café's Reviews


Food & Drink: 9.0


Service: 10.0


Atmosphere: 8.0


Value: 10.0


Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

18 March 2017

Masala Wala is our favourite neighbourhood spot and has been since it opened two years ago. The lovely ladies prepare home cooked Pakistani favourites, deliver it with a laugh and smile, and make everyone feel welcome. The menu changes about once a month, and there's always something new and miraculous to discover. On the current menu, the Saag Aloo is superb, the chicken on the bone outstanding, and anything with Daal always a favourite. Get yourself along and enjoy some of the best curry you'll have anywhere.

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