Brooks & Gao Coffee Shop Review

Brooks & Gao is a coffee shop on Streatham High Road that opened in 2014. It’s one of the better coffee shops (if not the best) in Streatham. Scroll down for our review of a recent brunch at Brooks & Gao.

Opening times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm


Food menu:

Brooks & Gao Streatham Weekend Food Menu

Drinks menu:

Brooks & Gao Streatham Drinks Menu

Location and contact details

Address: 28 The High Parade
Streatham High Road
SW16 1EX


We visited Brooks & Gao on a sunny Sunday morning for brunch. It’s easy to miss this coffee shop because they don’t display their name very prominently. But it would be a shame if you did miss them. You would be missing one of the best brunches Streatham has to offer.

As soon as you enter you notice the alternative decor. This is certainly a unique coffee shop where every detail seems carefully chosen. Even down to the cute teaspoons:

A cute Polperro teaspoon at Brooks & Gao Streatham

To drink I ordered a hot chocolate which tasted as amazing as it was presented:

A Hot Chocolate from Brooks & Gao Streatham

And to eat I had the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and organic rye toast:

Moxons beech wood smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and organic rye toast from Brooks & Gao Streatham

The scrambled eggs were amazing!

Pip had a black coffee and the baked egg in aubergine imam:

Baked Egg in Aubergine Imam, Labneh, Smoked Pimenton, Zaatar from Brooks & Gao Streatham

Eggs and aubergine is a combination I thought sounded odd. But I realised how wrong I was wrong when I tasted it!

In total the food and drinks came to £24.50 making it one of the more expensive brunches in Streatham. But worth every penny!

  • Quality of food
  • Service
  • Atmosphere
  • Value for money


Brooks & Gao is a fantastic place to eat. It’s decorated in a funky style, the music is relaxing and the food is heavenly!

The only thing I think they could improve is the service. They could be a little more friendly and welcoming. But please don’t let that put you off visiting.

It’s one of the more expensive coffee shops on Streatham High Road so expect to pay £10-£15 per person for a main and a drink.

User Review
4 (4 votes)


  1. Rosie Jones
  2. liam