Fodor's Expert Review E. Pellicci

$ East London Café Fodor's Choice

It's all Cockney banter and full English breakfasts at this tiny family-run café and one-time gangsters' lair near Brick Lane and Columbia Road Markets. The atmosphere may be rowdy, but it's all good-natured, with greasy fry-ups (think eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, toast, tomatoes, fried mushrooms, black pudding, and cabbage and mash) served alongside homemade Italian dishes like lasagna and cannelloni and British classics like pies and roast dinners, all courtesy of matriarch Mama Maria. With the ornate food-paneling (installed in 1946 by local carpenter and regular customer Achille Capocci) as a backdrop, a visit to E. Pellicci feels a little like a wonderful performance of East End life being staged for your benefit. 

Café Historical Service Casual Breakfast Lunch Coffee Brunch Dessert Quick Bite $ Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

332 Bethnal Green Rd.
London, Greater London  E2 0AG, England

- 020 - 7739–4873

Known For:
  • Full cast of East End Cockney characters
  • Copious full English breakfasts and builder's brew tea
  • Cash-only cheap dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Aug. No dinner, Reservations not accepted

What’s Nearby