Eating in Coulsdon - Where to have lunch when you visit us

There are several places to eat in Coulsdon - we think there are eight pizza places alone - but here are some of our favourites. So if you are heading to Coulsdon for a test-ride, you can easily stop off for a lunchtime treat. A bike ride and a nice lunch; what could be better? 

Devilishly delicious doughnuts (and they have other food too)

Bliss Caffe - Chipstead Valley Road - 4 min walk

When this place first opened, we took it in turns buying a box of doughnuts for the office, so we tried pretty much every doughnut flavour on offer! They are extremely good. However they also do savoury food like paninis, bagels, stacked sandwiches which are also popular. This is a well-liked café by the locals and if you’re making a special journey to Coulsdon, do not leave without a box of doughnuts!

Directions here (opens Google Maps)

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Treat yourself to Tapas

Los Arcos - Brighton Road - 2 min walk

The owner (pictured below) of this popular tapas restaurant is an avid cyclist, although that’s not why we recommend it. The Energise E-bikes team has enjoyed meals at Los Arcos ever since it opened. We love the upbeat, sociable atmosphere, the generous portions, and the hearty Spanish cuisine. The skewers - meat and vegetarian - are especially popular with diners.

Directions here (opens Google Maps).

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Best for Coffee

Grumpy Goose - Brighton Road - 4 mins walk

Here you'll find seriously high quality baked goods, and probably the best coffee in town, which they make sure comes from ethical suppliers. The Grumpy Goose is a small, independent café that is a lovely place to stop for lunch. Neil recommends the cardamom bun for a semi-sweet treat, and a properly toasted-until-golden panini. 

Directions here (opens Google Maps)

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Seriously Skilled Sushi Chef

Toriton Izakaya - Chipstead Valley Road - 4 mins walk

Fresh, meticulously prepared Japanese cuisine is worth travelling for, and chef Eddie has it waiting for you at Toriton Izakaya. Eddie has decades of experience as a sushi chef, having been the man entrusted to launch several branches of two well known sushi restaurant chains. We count ourselves lucky that he chose to launch his own restaurant here in Coulsdon. The great thing about sushi is that you can have a light bite, or something much more filling. Toriton Izakaya is where we head for a proper treat.

Directions here (opens Google Maps)

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Pop to The Pembroke for a Pint and a Pub Lunch

The Pembroke - Chipstead Valley Road - 4 min walk

Coulsdon’s main pub had a £250,000 refurbishment in the autumn of 2023 and this has been a boon for sports fans as you can now watch all the latest action on Sky Sports or TNT Sports from any area in the pub. Great news for summer 2024 with the Euros, and Olympics kicking off. So if you fancy a quick drink and a pub lunch, The Pembroke is the place to go.

Directions here opens Google Maps.

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Feast like an Italian

Lo Zafferano - Brighton Road - 7 min walk

You can really relax in a place like Lo Zafferano: the smart setting, the quality cuisine, and the cocktails have made this restaurant a popular place for a casual lunch, or a proper party. You may recognise the restaurant from the BBC series "Who do you think you are?" in which it featured during the David Walliams episode.

Directions here (opens Google Maps)

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Worth a look...

Bella Art Caffe

Exactly as it sounds! This cafe has unique and often very colourful art work covering the walls, making for a distinctive setting for coffee and lunch. Directions (opens in Google Maps)


Nonna Rosa's Cafe

Next to the railway bridge that leads to Coulsdon Town station, this Italian cafe has been the meeting point for a local cycling club for several years. Directions (opens in Google Maps)


Barone Pizza and Pasta

We're not lacking in pizza places in Coulsdon, but this tucked away independent restaurant comes highly recommended. Definitely the coziest place in town. Directions (opens in Google Maps)



A small Indian eatery with sharing platters, a 'Bombay' burger menu, curries, tandoor, and biryani. This is an off-shoot of the very popular Bombaylicious in Warlingham. Directions (opens Google Maps)


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Parking is best at Lion Green Road car park if you're going to be spending more than an hour in Coulsdon. Directions here (opens Google Maps)

Public transport is pretty easy too. Several bus services stop in the town centre: 60, 405, 166, 434 and 463. Coulsdon Town and Coulsdon South train stations are just a few minutes walk from our showroom. 

There is cycle parking throughout Coulsdon. There are cycle racks outside Energise E-bikes, Bella Art Cafe, Aldi supermarket, Waitrose supermarket, Nonna Rosa, Coulsdon Library, Lorimer's stationery, Coulsdon Town barbers, and at the train stations.