The East End’s pride and joy: a king among caffs.
If ever proof were needed that all caffs are not equal, this Grade-II listed greasy spoon on Bethnal Green Road is it. The food may not be much more than reasonably above-average caff grub, but the atmosphere and decor are second to none. 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. Chrome-lined Vitrolite panels line the outside, and the wood-panelled interior is filled with Formica tables and art deco touches. 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.
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|Venue name:||E Pellicci||Contact:|
332 Bethnal Green Rd
|Opening hours:||Meals served 7am-4pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Bethnal Green|
|Price:||Main courses £5.50-£8.20. Unlicensed. Corkage no charge|
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Average User Rating
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My Ultimate Fav in London... The vibe and atmosphere of the restaurant is a full adventure journey through out the home made exquisite meals. Had a vegetarian English Breakfast and I felt like my mom had cooked it for me... so incredibly good!... GUYS IF YOU HAVENT BEEN TO PELLICCI you are missing out London!
I know I'm going to enjoy my meal, and the whole experience, if I eat here. The warm welcome, beautiful decor & delicious food also won't cost an arm and a leg.
If most cafes took one ounce of influence from how Pellicci's is run, they would improve themselves immeasurably. Pellicci's staff have hospitality in their blood, plain & simple, they love to make you feel welcome. + the nicest cafe interior in London.
The Pellicci family are the best! No other cafe can ever come close in terms of community, banter, laughs and the food is top notch too! Truly our pride and joy!
Its now my 43 year as a customer and nothing has changed , great food ,best coffee kind frriendly service , old and new customers always welcome ,a true taste of the east end and always a fun crowd inside and out of the shop.Theatre with food .
Well what can I say, it's a pwopa gaff you know what I mean. The service is top notch, made feel welcome like you're at home, treat you as one of their own. I tell you what the food is supreme son. The minted chicken ciabatta is the one if you don't know you better get to know. And mumma's chips are the nuts mate! One phrase to sum E Pellicci up is Why go for hamburgers in some Mickey Mouse restaurant, when you got steak at home in E Pellicci
Proper East End cafe, friendly and family run, great atmosphere and the homemade food is delicious as well as reasonably priced! Love this place!
If it's good enough for the Krays then surely Time Out Readers can't be kept in the dark about this gem of a cafe. Not only is the hospitality warm but the portions are generous (see mixed grill in picture). The decor is old school with framed pictures of celebrities who have graced this venerable institution. There's an eclectic mix of customers which further adds to the ambience as well as the option of dining alfresco on the pavement. Definitely worth making the journey to Bethnal Green for a stodgy breakfast, however, would advise getting there before half 8 to get a place!
Best place to eat or have a coffee in the whooole London area. E Pellici staff are like family! Lovely cosy place!
Lovely family place, where everyone is really friendly and the millanaise scallop is delicious! You will have a great time.
The owner Nevio will make you feel at home right Away. Food is delicious and generous! The least we can do is let him think he can speak french
Delicious food with a friendly welcoming atmosphere, in authentic surroundings.
Definitely East London's finest!
E Pellicci offers great homemade dishes traditional to the core and famous within its own right! The staff are all family and create the most amazing atmosphere. Warm friendly with lots of laughter and love! Look out for the special treat if it's your birthday. If your in Bethnal Green and you want a taste of the real East end. Pellicci's is the place.
Best caff in London bar none. The staff are simply amazing and make you feel like family. Food is fresh and tasty
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, CHECK IT OUT!!!
Narr is it a bagel or bigel!!!!!
Forget the fantastic food what an eruption of fun with this debate.
You have to visit if only for the banter. Fabulous feel good kaff.
What an amazing place! Went there for Saturday brunch and was told that the packed environment was actually not as busy as usual. My friend and I were able to nab some seats at a table - everyone is super friendly, service makes you feel literally at home - and the food is amazing value for your money! (I suggest the mixed grill - a super-sized English breakfast with a side of chips.) I will be a regular!!
What a great place! The breakfast was delicious, the atmosphere was lively with very friendly service. When it gets busy they add people to your table - which is great, you get to meet new friends and it adds to the experience. Definitely a must to go visit.
Wonderful large bowl of heart warming soup, with the most friendly and considerate staff. The waiter was keen to give us a good table, service was perfect. I can't believe I have walked past this amazing cafe and not been in before. We will definitely be back, I just loved everything about the place, thank you.
It Seems my father was responsible for the Walnut panels.As a child I spent lots of time eating bacon sandwiches in the 40/50s and they were the best in the East End. served by the nicest family, nothing as changed as I returned some time ago, Sadly Terry and so many of the family have passed on but the service is still the same.Give it a try.
went there today, couldnt believe how much I enjoyed the experience. Warmth of every one serving us. Breakfast - only £5 50 lasted me all day. Pity I live in South London - no if I lived nearer Id be fat as a pig! Cant wait to try main meal