WELCOME TO DOMALI CAFE, ESTABLISHED IN 1996 AND
SITUATED IN THE HEART OF CRYSTAL PALACE.

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 Nik Strangelove.

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’

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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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We are really proud to have been nominated in the Time out love London awards. These awards have been designed to showcase the best bits of London's local neighbourhoods. We know Crystal Palace is great- now everyone else will too! We have a longstanding relationship with the magazine, who have given us some great reviews over the years. My favourite is from the 2007 Cheap Eats guide, which declared "every home should have a domali to hand" I felt really chuffed about it at the time because what we aspire to be is that local venue that people are pleased to have close by. So Thanks Time out for paying some attention to all of us here in South London and good luck to all who have been nominated!
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Farirtade fortnight at Domali

Its been all go here for the past couple of weeks- spring seems to have sprung- HOORAY and we hosted the 'Hungry gap' dinner for the great and the good of the Crystal Palace Transition town www.crystalpalacetransition.org.uk as a conclusion to Fairtrade fortnight. The 'Hungry Gap' refers to the name gardeners give to the period which covers the end of winter and the beginning of spring where there is little or no produce available. Our menu for the evening reflected this, comprising of locally sourced and fair-trade ingredients. The picture above shows the starter- a rainbow salad of winter leaves, beetroot, celeriac, carrot and parsnip topped with organic walnuts and served in a fair-trade orange, organic cider vinegar and Crystal Palace Honey dressing- it sounds like a mouthful and it was! A delicious one. The evening went really well, the highlight being the presentation and Q&A session with Alexis Martinez ,who came all the way from Columbia to talk about the true cost of cheap Bananas. Alexis gave a detailed explanation of the impact of fair trade on himself and his colleagues which was both distressing and encouraging. Distressing because it was difficult to hear first hand the hardships suffered by plantation workers in developing countries, encouraging because it was clear from his speech that fair trade is making a difference. In general a good time was had by all. you can find a copy of the menu below [+]

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