As we're trying to get out a bit more, I thought it might be a good idea to revive the practice where I write a brief review of places where we've eaten. Although this would be better with pictures, which I didn't take!
Brixton Space is a Cafe Fusion Tapas Wine Bar on Brixton Water Lane just opposite the Hobgoblin pub. It's been open a few months, and we went along on Friday evening. They had a brand new menu and didn't open until 7 that particular evening.
It's a small place, basically a single shop front with chairs and tables. Nothing fancy. I was sitting on a stool with no arms or back support so an hour and a half was about my limit. There were three other parties in the same time as us, butt even though the place was small, they didn't impinge on us.
The place is run by a Polish woman, who has taken the idea of Spanish tapas and has introduced non-Spanish elements. This is something I have wished some bars in places I've visited in Spain would do, so is entirely in line with my thinking.
The menu isn't massive. We ordered olives & feta, organic bread (from Breads Etcetera), and Mexican Toast. Jimmy ordered some meatballs in tomato sauce and I had a goat's cheese and fig tart.
Put very simply, the food was very tasty. Quite simply done, with very little fuss and palaver, just good quality ingredients, imaginatively assembled. I specifically complemented the proprietor on the side salad. It was only rocket and cherry tomatoes; I'll often ignore the ubiquitous side salad as an insult to the main dish, but these were absolutely fresh and lightly dressed. Which doesn't seem a lot to ask but doesn't always happen.
Overall, I really liked the place, and if I lived closer I'd probably go in quite often, even if just for a snack and a glass or two of wine. I don't know how busy it gets, and what's the peak time but it was full enough for their to be an atmosphere without it being too crowded.