Karma & Crow
Janie Kammer and Alana Crowe decided to start a cafe and creative space while working together at The Corner Store in Dulwich. They founded Karma & Crow (a playful take on their surnames) in 2016, after six months of searching for an appropriate site.
The spacious cafe area features an island coffee bar and cake fridge surrounded by tables and chairs. All of the furniture is second-hand, and the stuff that looks new is reclaimed wood from roofs.
The menu offers dishes such as eggs benedict with pulled pork and a beetroot hollandaise. But there are also thoughtful options that don’t rely on the ubiquitous breakfast staple. One is the sticky roast pumpkin with chilli kale, whipped fetta, baba ganoush and caramelised chickpeas on toast. There are also ricotta hotcakes with three different textures of strawberry, white chocolate and berry labneh; honeycomb butter; and maple syrup.
Homemade cakes come from Kammer’s mum and danishes and pastries from Boulangerie 113. The converted warehouse also hosts nine studio spaces for artists. Janie’s sister, local artist Ellie Kammer, is among the mix.