Cafe Rio

Hello, I am Ali

People in Brixton are fun, full of life, joking and talking all day. Back in 2001 when I was first looking for a shop, I chose Brixton for many reasons: because it is so much fun, there’s loads of great people and it looked great for trading. I don’t live here but when I come to Brixton it’s feels like home. I love it.

My arch is a funny shape and I’m thinking about adding in a little supermarket, selling Turkish bread, oil, olives, Turkish Delight. I’ll still cook kebabs, chicken and my favourite lahmacun but it’s good to try something different. Brixton is always changing, and so am I – I move with the times.