We are looking for people who can make a fab cup of coffee, but also  share our values, and are keen to know more about local produce (Honey, preserves, local beer, London Gin) and build a relationship with some of the makers who sell things in our shop. We are keen to find someone proactive with good ideas. A good all rounder happy with any ad hoc tasks, including cleaning, front of house, and preparing coffees & food.

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Contact us for more info / Send CV and covering letter saying why you think you would be a good match for Cornercopia –

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Our Cafe & Local Larder Re-Launch

Come and join us on Saturday 10th June from 9.30am to celebrate the re-launch of our  lovely newly refurbished Local larder and Coffee shop!


It’s almost 8 years since we first had the idea for a local food store in Brixton Village and much has happened…

We are happy to be back doing what we love most – which is celebrating the fantastic local makers, bakers, brewers, distillers and growers on our doorstep.

Our coffee is from Volcano Coffee Works and roasted just  the road in SW9 and we’ve been working with fantastic local baristas to get our coffee just as we like it. We serve the only tea grown in England and some delicious 100% raw cold pressed juices made in South London.

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Saturday 10th 9.30am – 5.30pm  & Sunday 11th 10am – 5.30pm


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September Menu 

Our resident chef @bluejaybrixton has created a fabulous September menu of early autum flavours & warming dishes. Book through


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‘Homegrown’ woodworkers in residence at Cornercopia Homestore – September 24-27th

20 years  we ago  bought a ‘minature silver birch tree from Brixton Woolworths for £2.25 and planted it very close to the kitchen window so we could see it’s leaves dance in the wind.  20 years on it was huge & beautiful, but as tall as the house and dangerously close!  So sadly it had to come down. It feels right that the  wood will now be turned into useful, beautiful things by local makers so that it that can live on in the form of  doorknobs, candle holders, spoons and the like.



Come and see a beautifully crafted spoon be axed out of a sycamore log or or bowl take shape from a piece of silver birch. There will be plenty of gorgeous woodwork for sale from small birch pots and spoons, to hand-turned wooden candlesticks, chopping boards from reclaimed wood and small beautifully crafted stools.

Taking part:
Max Bainbridge of, a wood worker who graduated form Chealsea in 2013 and set up with his partner Abigail Booth who hand makes  contemporary quilts.

Leoni Bullock:Works with Peckham based furniture designers Hendzel + Hunt is also a woodworker who makes functional objects out of reclaimed wood from local parks and scrap wood

Ben Willis: Brixton based green woodworker Ben Willis, who crafts  beautiful chairs and stools will have some smaller pieces  in store



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An English Summer Feast in our Secret Garden – Sunday 2nd August

Sunday 2nd August is the second event in a series of feasts we are hosing at home in our ‘Secret Garden’ (or inside if the weather insists)

A very English affair with poached salmon, pork pie & picalilli, coronation Chicken, garden salads and delicious home-made lemon verbana ice-cream. All washed down with Elderflower cordial. We plan to eat out amongst the runner beans, tomatoes and courgettes, though if the weather proves gloomy we will move inside after a drink and garden exploration. It will be a small & friendly event.

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£29 per person – reservations here: Secret Garden Picnic


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Sunday 26 July – the first secret garden pop up

Feast on Greek style hospitality in Brixton, austerity on hold … Just a few tickets remaining. 


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Come and eat in our ‘secret garden – tickets now on sale!

Secret garden

Take a secluded urban green space, sow and grow a host of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Fire up a wood-burning stove or two , gently smoke something tasty overnight, open a bottle of something special…Welcome to our secret garden.

We will present three themes over five dates on alternate Sunday afternoons

Brixton meets Crete
With one foot on Brixton hill and one on Crete, sample flame scorched octopus, skordalia, wild greens, tzatziki and lamb cooked with aromatic herbs from our very own mountain in miniature.

Picnic on an English lawn: At the height of summer, a lazy luxury picnic on an English lawn. Whole poached salmon, home-smoked coronation chicken , pork pie, pickles and garden fizz. Jelly and ice cream. We might even have the cricket on in the background.

Sunday BBQ: Chipotle, molasses and lashings of smoke as we present our take on all things BBQ. Maple cured bacon chops, pulled beef, fiery relishes and savoury jams. We’re gonna need a bigger napkin!

We’ll also serve up elements from our tiny garden smokery along with garden grown salads, homemade ice-creams, our own soft cheeses and all the cordials, pickles and preserves you’d expect from Cornercopia’s larder.

Our ‘Secret Garden’ is an oasis of green hidden behind houses and rescued from developers. This is Brixton Cornercopia’s kitchen garden, a constant source of inspiration and a major influence on our approach to food and eating.

Brixton meets Crete: Sunday July 26th
Picnic on an English lawn: Sunday August 2nd
Brixton meets Crete: Sunday August 16th
All things BBQ: Sunday August 30th
Brixton Meets Crete: Sunday September 13th
Places are limited to 16 at each event:

Get tickets through Edible Experiences –
Search for Cornercopia or click on the links above.

Get a sneak preview of the ‘secret garden’ as it grows by following us on Twitter @BrixtonOasis

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