Senzala Creperie, Brixton, London
There’s been many a creperie in my food diary that is this blog, but this is the first one that feels so.. well, Latin. Senzala Creperie first began life as a partnership with The Brick Box arts and community organisation. These days it’s standalone and something about the French-Brazilian pairing of the place just works so delightfully well.
Goin’ to market
Brixton Market already has such a great atmosphere, and the range of eateries is fantastic. Senzala is one of the many cosy haunts vying for your breakfast or lunch dollar (pound). When you walk in your body immediately assumes it’s a tapas-type occasion but once you get to the menu you’ll see its a more traditional galette and crepe affair. Almost.
As you work your way down you can see those Latin influences in some of the savoury menu options. And including in my choice. I went for the Spaniard crepe which features cheese, chorizo, fried egg, red onion and baby spinach. Lately I’ve been leaning towards more savoury starts to the day as a means to lessen my sugar intake. Plus it’s chorizo for breakfast. Yes!
Crepe up on you
The crepes and galettes at Senzala are all made to order and are perfectly crisp to the bite. I’m already excited as soon as the crepe arrives on my table, although I wasn’t quite expecting the egg to be seperate. Not a huge issue, if anything it makes it a little more interesting to look at.
Senzala’s Spaniard crepe is yum. There’s a good amount of the salty, spicy Chorizo littered across the crepe as well as the dashes of cheese, onion and spinach. The extra side salad is a little unnecessary, but I like the crepe itself very much.
Happy little number
I have a fresh mint tea on the side and this completes my morning. Service here is slick, and super friendly/ I’m happy with this first visit to Senzala and look forward to returning sometime.