Masala Wala Café 1

5 Brockley Cross , London, SE4 2AB

1 reviews

25 Indian Cafes Brockley

SquareMeal Review of Masala Wala Café

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.

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Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Marshall M. 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.