East End’s pride and joy, located at 332 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AG . A family run cafe offering from full English breakfast to Italian classics. There are many reasons to pay a visit – whether you are attracted to a cafe with a great story behind, great atmosphere or soul-satisfying food – you will find it here!
Fun stuff: Ever heard of the infamous Kray twins? They came here as kids during the 1940s, and the rumour has it that this was their favourite caff.
Opened in 1900, and still in the hands of the same family, Pellicci’s is an east London landmark. It has an almost opulent feel, harking back to a time when caff culture was king. Food is still prepared with pride every day by Mama Maria – queen of the kitchen since 1961. The kids, Anna and Nevio Junior, serve it up with a wink, a smile and as much banter as you can handle.
Fry-ups are first rate, and the fish and chips, daily grills and Italian specials aren’t half bad either. Desserts, from bread pudding to Portuguese pasteis de nata, are worth a punt too. But it’s the vibrant welcome, served with a healthy helping of mickey-taking, that makes the place so special. Food is still authentic, tasty and soul-satisfying.
Famous for their great food, especially all day breakfast. Opened by parents and still being run over 50 years by the children, great fun and East end charm, very warm and friendly staff – well recommend a visit, some very famous people have visited here over the years. Atmosphere is really lively with very friendly service. When it gets busy, they add people to your table – which makes the dining experience even more social as you get to meet new friends.Follow @thekjulika