I have been pretty busy since my last post, and have moved south of the river. I am now officially a South-Eastender as I have moved to Camberwell where we are hoping to buy a place if things go well. While this side of of the river is still up and coming, there is still plenty going on. In fact new places are opening all the time. One such spot is Rude N Boomin, who contacted me on Instagram to come and check them out as I was so close by. Since I am still technically Fun-employed (looking for a full-time position) I have plenty of time to go and eat for free which also works out well for my budget.
Rude N Boomin is located fairly close to Elephant and Castle in Walworth, if you live on this stretch of road you will know that there is plenty of scope for regeneration and these guys are getting in on the action. The music themed cafe has a focus on fresh and healthy food made to order. The place is very bright and funky and will instantly lift your spirits when walking in.
The menu has a mix of juices, smoothies, toasts, and sandwiches. It was the hottest day of the year when we rocked up, so the first thing we wanted was one of their fresh juices. I am a fresh juice fiend, and am seriously missing my juicer which I bequeathed to my friend Judy Kim back in Korea (girl it better not be still in the box). Since I’m waiting till we move into our own place to buy a juicer I was thrilled to get my hands on some nutrients. I tried the Vits & Pieces £3.95 and the Purple Rain £3.95. The Vits & Pieces was an invigorating mix of carrot, apple, and turmeric. It was a harmonic blend that didn’t have the overwhelming flavour of turmeric that most spice laden juices do. Meanwhile the Purple Rain was a more classic combo of apple, beet, carrot and ginger. It was earthy yet sweet and is always a winning choice.
By the time we were finished with our juices, we were starving so got a couple of the toasts. We decided to go for one sweet and one savoury. First up was The Mexican £4.50. The vegan bread which comes from Olivier’s Bakery is topped with guacamole, lime, chili and coriander. You could tell straight away that the bread was really special, it was the perfect host for the slightly spicy and sour guacamole. Personally I would have loved a slice of egg and bacon on top but you can’t always have everything you want in life. For our ‘pudding’ we had the Rude Nutter £3.95. The toast was topped with Pic’s peanut butter (which is known to be one of the best brands around), sliced banana and their fabulous granola. If you love peanut butter and have a sweet tooth then this is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
Sadly we arrived very late in the day and as everything is made fresh to order, they had run out of all the sandwiches, so we settled for the Acai Bowl £5.95 instead. The frozen smoothie bowl was topped with banana, strawberries, and paleo granola. Personally I think we were lucky to have the smoothie bowl instead of the sandwiches as it was absolutely delicious. It was topped with the most amazing granola I have ever had. Its so good they sell it separately, but again it had run out, which is a testament to how fresh it is.
Overall we loved what Rude N Boomin had going on. They are a spot that is keen to integrate with the community which is really important to me now that we are a part of it. The food was fresh and tasty and really well priced. If you live nearby or are in the area, go in and say hi they will be pleased to meet you.
Rude N Boomin is located at York Mansions, 1A, Browning St, London SE17 1LP. The nearest tube station is Elephant & Castle (Northern & Bakerloo Lines). For more information you can call them on 020 3638 9134 or check out their Instagram page.