The Habit Nunhead

60 Nunhead Lane , London, SE15 3QE

The Habit Nunhead restaurant cafe tables coffee machine counter

SquareMeal Review of The Habit Nunhead

Nunhead’s family-friendly café is now opening for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. The local brunch and lunchery has become a religion for some, as a cosy spot to while away a morning accompanied by good coffee – from nearby Old Spike Roastery – and tasty, fuss-free food. So news of a ‘late-night Habit’ comes as a welcome surprise. The aromas emanating from the open kitchen at the back are promising, making it easy for us to forgive a small ordering hiccup resulting in an unsolicited starter of pumpkin scotch egg (it’s tasty, runny-yolked and crisply coated, so we’re not complaining). Mains of roast chicken with tarragon and crème fraîche and confit duck leg are also flavourful, but it’s the deeply chocolatey tiramisu cheesecake for which we’d consider making a regular pilgrimage. To drink, there’s a short yet accomplished wine and craft-beer list, plus a few good-looking cocktails. With so many encouraging signs, we’re praying the slow service is a temporary glitch.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Nunhead Station 662m

Peckham Rye Station 1km


Address: 60 Nunhead Lane , London SE15 3QE

Area: Queens Road (Peckham) Station

Opening times

Tues-Sat 8.30am-5pm (Fri-Sat -11pm) Sun 9am-4pm

Nearby Landmarks

Premier Cinema 908m

Aquarius Golf Club 1km


Telephone: 020 7635 9060


Cuisine: Cafes

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