This Popular London Cafe Has Been Serving The Iconic English Breakfast Since 1900

Nestled on the busy Bethnal Green Road in East London, this Italian-Cockney cafe offers London's most iconic breakfast experience.

Neha Grover  |  Updated: February 27, 2020 12:51 IST

  • E. Pellicci cafe offers London's most iconic breakfast experience.
  • The Italian-Cockney opened in 1900 in London.
  • E.Pellicci is famous for its classic English breakfast.

There's a reason why English breakfast is loved all across the globe. Also called 'full breakfast', this dish is replete with a variety of foods offering different flavours and textures. If you are in London, there's no way you can miss this classic breakfast dish and if you want to know the best place to try it out, just head to E. Pellicci. Nestled on the busy Bethnal Green Road in East London, this Italian-Cockney cafe offers London's most iconic breakfast experience.

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E. Pellicci started pulling crowds as soon as it opened in 1900. The legendary English breakfast is what that got this cafe immense popularity. Till this day, it is frequented by locals who have made it a second home. Not just locals, even celebrities like Colin Farrell and David Schwimmer of Friends fame, have been spotted here relishing the traditional English breakfast. 

(Also Read: How to Cook a Proper Full English Breakfast)

The London cafe was started by an Italian immigrant couple 120 years ago and has been passed down through generations within the extensive family. Till date, members of the close-knit Pellicci family take care of the kitchen and functioning of the cafe. This place has been the same for centuries, serving the same food with same taste. The third generation cafe still attracts visitors with the same homely and vibrant atmosphere, serving them home-cooked food with timeless charm. 

So, what is English breakfast at E.Pellicci like? Is your curiosity already piqued? So is ours! The big plate of English breakfast here comprises the signature medley of eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes mushrooms, bubble beans, black pudding and hash browns. Since, the Pelliccis have an Italian descent, you'll even find some delicious Italian dishes like lasagne and bread pudding here. 

So, next time you are in London, don't forget to pay this place a visit for a slice of London history and for the traditional English breakfast experience.


About Neha GroverLove for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.

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