Restaurant review: Lazzari’s, Morland Road

By - Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Addiscombe resident Sarah Timms finds a little gem just around the corner

1 Dartnell Road, Croydon, CR0 7JB

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 197


Photo author’s own.

Perched on the corner of Dartnell Road and Morland Road in Addiscombe is a small café called Lazzari’s. It’s Italian, a family-run affair, and has been open for four years.

On a sunny Good Friday and the first day of the school holidays, my son and I decided to treat ourselves to brunch. The menu is a mix of sandwiches, pasta, pizza and risottos, all homemade, but my favourite is the mega breakfast.

The selection of coffee available is on par with any coffee shop and the special that day was calamari fritti or a salmon bagel. We knew what we’d come for, though: we chose the mega breakfast. And mega it certainly is, but this is no greasy café. This breakfast came perfectly cooked with no cheap cuts of meat. The bacon is thick and the sausages are full of flavour. You can have it with toast but we always have pancakes with it, home-made, light and fluffy.

Photo author’s own.

Service is great: the staff are attentive and polite without being overbearing and it is very clean. They attempt to cater for your every need. No wonder one review on Facebook describes Lazzari’s as ‘a hidden gem in Croydon’. They also hold parties on the premises and have a alcohol licence for the evenings. What with all of this, and being wonderfully local, I can find nothing negative to say about this place. Perhaps I shouldn’t write a review so I can keep it to myself that little bit longer.

Sarah Timms

Sarah Timms

Sarah is a committed special needs teacher, born and raised in Croydon. A passionate book-lover, she wants to see high quality education and opportunity for every child in the borough and believes that working constructively to change things beats complaining every time. She's really into cats, and also zombies.

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  • Anne Giles

    Must try it!

  • PolarDog

    We’ve been going there occasionally ever since it opened. Nice atmosphere, they can cater for gluten free and the food is home cooked and very good.

  • LibertyGal

    Sssh. Don’t tell everybody!! Have been there for breakfast with friends, which are as described. Bacon and sausages are both tasty.

    I hear that the pizzas are great but have never been able to resist the pasta. Absolutely gorgeous. Lovely staff too.