Place

Cable

By Maeve
Where?
8 Brixton Road, SW9 6BU
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When?
Mon-Thurs 8.30am-11pm, Fri 8.30am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 10am-11pm
How much?
varies

Replacing a much loved and ancient English caff on Brixton Road with a 30s/40s themed coffee-cum-jazz bar could be seen as a high-risk manoeuvre, but Cable has been converting people ever since its understated opening. Pulling Londinium coffee on Faema President lever-operated machines in the day, and serving a well-selected range of spirits, wines and beer by night covers all bases. An upright piano holds court over the anteroom, and a smattering of live music has been creeping into the repertoire of late. Drop in on a Tuesday to catch their resident swing guitarist or keep your ear to the ground for more nights soon to be announced. / Sam Frankl