Cafe Review: Flotsam & Jetsam; Wandsworth, London

Flotsam & Jetsam Cafe

I recently moved to South London to live by the lovely Wandsworth Common with its abundance of green space (becoming a true Brit now) and puppies- everywhere. On my first weekend I decided to get out and explore the area, of which I really knew nothing about prior to moving to the illusive ‘south of the river’ boroughs.

I was pleasantly surprised when I rounded the corner and found this adorable and kitchy cafe; Flotsam & Jetsam. Named after the the eels in A Little Mermaid (or at least in my head it is) and meaning ‘useless or discarded objects’ (now doesn’t that make you a little sad for the eels? really gives another layer to the deeply complex characters in The Little Mermaid..). Even though the name is adorable, I feel that it is definitely selling itself short, as it has quickly become my favourite brunch spot in the area.

Flotsam & Jetsam

Any cafe that is reasonably priced, has a focus on good coffee and offers an incredible avocado smash is fine by me.

Flotsam & Jetsam

Flotsam & Jetsam

The decor is as charming as their tendency to to offer treats to local dogs frequenting the cafe with their owners (did I mention I love the abundance of dogs in Wandsworth!?).

Flotsam & Jetsam

Having already had three of their all-day breakfast options, and probably planning to wander down there after another Friday night in London Soho, I think it’s safe to say I have found my new ‘local’.

flotsam & Jetsam

Their 24-Carrot – carrot, apple & ginger fresh juice is a definite hang over cure (this, my housemate can confirm).

If you’re in the area, or looking for a cute and tasty new brunch spot in South London, Flotsam & Jetsam Cafe is definitely worth a look in. Wander the common and pop in to ogle the puppies (and if you’re lucky you might even get a tail whack from from the huge-but-friendly giant mastiff that paid us a visit over the weekend).

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