Brother Marcus - Balham

Brother Marcus - Balham

Café & cocktail bar

Brother Marcus - Café & cocktail bar

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Brother Marcus - Café & cocktail bar

the trio behind brother marcus on supperclubs & south london

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Balham café Brother Marcus exemplifies the current spirit of food.

Now regularly serving 600 covers over the weekend, it’s remarkable to think that the café – founded by three twentysomething school friends, Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos – is celebrating its first birthday.

Brother Marcus’s programme of quirky dining experiences and cut-above cocktails is showcasing an ever-evolving cast of supperclub hosts.

London Cooking Project, 1 Ethelburga Steet, Battersea SW11 4AG; Social Pantry Supperclub The supper clubs at The Social Pantry sound like great fun. Angella’s Kitchen’s Reggae Vegan Supper Club Angella’s Kitchen usually shows you how to cook Caribbean from scratch, but their supperclubs are popular too.

Brother Marcus | Balham Brunch Spot With Al Fresco Dining

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Alex, Arthur and Tasos, three school friends, have pooled together their skills to open new brunch spot Brother Marcus.

Which is as follows: Brunch As well as the obligatory full English, the Sister Special of avocado on toast with all the toppings and The Step Sister – a courgette, beets feta fritter keep the menu appealing to hipsters and traditionalists alike.

Bob’s Your Uncle comes with pulled pork, caramelised onions, cheddar and rocket whilst chicken breast, crispy bacon, avocado, tomato, greek yoghurt, rocket pesto make up The Mother Clucker.

NOTE: Brother Marcus is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch from Mon-Sun, and dinner Weds-Sat.

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Eat Here: Brother Marcus, Balham | About Time Magazine

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Brother Marcus is the creation of three best friends from London who have worked alongside each other for years.

With an extensive background in coffee, catering and street food, they one day decided to put other jobs aside and set up their own café and event space, turning around the greasy spoon that occupied the space before in just a number of days.

Whether it’s Caravan coffee in the morning breakfast, brunch or lunch, Brother Marcus clearly apply the same set of principles to everything it does.

With a great garden space and a wood fired pizza oven to come, Brother Marcus will be a perfect spot for the summer.

One of the founders has a brother called Marcus…it’s really as simple as that.

London Breakfast Review Of Brother Marcus

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This stylish eatery has some of the best brunch options in the city Curated by three school friends of various talents, Brother Marcus was brought to life by Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos, originally created as a weekend brunch haunt, which has since evolved into a fully-fledged restaurant, best known for their brilliant breakfast options.

Their brunch is available daily, featuring dishes such as Sister Special with avocado, spinach, poached eggs, bacon and sourdough and the Brother Special poached eggs, asparagus, smoke salmon, avocado and spinach.

Sitting alongside the brunch menu are seasonal small plates such as halloumi with blood orange and pistachios and rye bread topped with goat's cured, walnuts, dates and agave syrup.

Savoury options arrived in the form of The Step Sister with courgette, beets & feta fritter, avocado, spinach and poached egg and the Yummy Mummy, a concoction of spring green peas, beetroot hummus and black quinoa with cherry tomato salsa and goat's curd on toast.

A new favourite on the brunch scene, Brother Marcus is an experience that definitely won't disappoint.

Brother Marcus | Restaurants in Balham, London

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Since this review was published, brunch favourite Brother Marcus is now open in the evenings, serving cocktails and a short selection of warm focaccia buns.

Or, in the case of Brother Marcus, four days.

When not front of house, Alex Large, who spent a summer with street vendors Stake Haus and learned coffee-making and cocktail-shaking at Caravan, is an actor (at the time of writing, he was in a comic play at Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre).

By day, Brother Marcus offers the hipster holy trinity of brunch, cocktails and coffee.

As for the name, it’s how Large used to refer to his brother (‘Brother Marcus says we should do this’) and was always the cause of much LOL-ing among their group.