WELCOME TO DOMALI CAFE, ESTABLISHED IN 1996 AND
SITUATED IN THE HEART OF CRYSTAL PALACE. WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES

Open daily from 9.30am until 11pm
Breakfast served until 6pm
Last order for food 10.30pm
Alcoholic drinks served from 11am until 11pm

‘WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON CREATING AND SERVING HOME COOKED, HEARTY VEGETARIAN / PESCETARIAN FOOD’

OFFERS

We like to think ‘we offer great value’ for money at Domali so we have special deals to keep our regulars happy and attract new customers to our café.

ART

We show the work of local artists at Domali. It is something that our customers really enjoy .
We are currently exhibiting work by local photographer Dom Marley.

WHAT THEY SAY

Trip Advisor ‘this is one of the better eating places in the south of London’ April 2013
Time Out ‘an imaginative and extensive menu ensures that Domali is always busy’

LATEST POST

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domali-_panorama1 As you may have noticed, we are closed for refurbishment. It's both exciting and terrifying for us. We will be posting pictures from time to time on this blog to keep anyone who is interested informed. After 20 years we felt the need for change, to freshen the old place and ourselves up. We have a few surprises in store! We hope you like them.
search On Tuesday 18th October we will be closing to the general public for the evening. Instead of serving our usual customers we are proud to be hosting "Palace stand together" https://www.facebook.com/events/1623196097977719/ An evening designed to raise awareness around the issue of the proposed demolition of the Central hill estate. We support our neighbours on the estate in their fight to save their homes, we hope that the evening helps to inspire people to get involved in the campaign.
Crystal Palace is famous for many things: A premier league football team, eco warriors, an active and vociferous local community and history, lots of it. Crystal Palace came to be called so because the giant glass house which hosted the great exhibition of 1851 was relocated from its original home in  Alexander Palace, to a woodland site at the top of Sydenham hill. This 'Crystal Palace' was become the centre piece attraction in  a new commercial amusement park. Along with the Palace, in 1854 came the Dinosaurs. The Dinosaurs were the first sculptures of their kind and were made taking into consideration the most exacting scientific knowledge of the day. They were a marvel and pre dated Darwin’s ‘origin of the species' by six years. The Glasshouse burned down in 1938 but the Dinosaurs remain in what is now Crystal Palace Park. They have been part of the fabric of many a south London childhood ever since. I remember as a teenager in the 1980’s hearing a rumour that you could hire out a Dinosaur to house a dinner party and that yuppies were doing this regularly having wild times and causing havoc. I seriously doubt if this is true but a good story, the idea of crashing one of those parties appealed to me greatly. Bringing the story up to date our prehistoric friends have been very neglected over the years and are now in great need of repair, facing another extinction if action isn’t taken. Aware of this, in collaboration with local charity “friends of Crystal Palace   Dinosaurs”http://cpdinosaurs.org/dinoarse local photographer Nik Strangelove undertook the ‘Dino island’ project. The project is a series of photographs shot up close and personal with the sculptures representing them in a new and refreshing way. The pictures are currently being exhibited here at Domali. A percentage of the sales will go towards the Dinosaur repair fund and donations can be made via this link. Any sales or donations will be warmly appreciated.

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