Feeling Hungry?

Walking down the Bethnal Green Road the other day we stumbled into what turned out to be one of the best Italian cafes we’ve ever been to in London.  We couldn’t believe we’d never heard of it before.  Squeezing between the crowded tables, we were taken to a
table at in earshot of the kitchen by a charming young woman who turned out to be the daughter of the owner.   Switching between Italian and cockney, she talked us through the menu and gave us a potted history of the cafe, set up over 100 years ago by her grandfather from Tuscany.  Her mother cooks in the kitchen, making fresh lasagne, steak pies and bread pudding every day.  We ate a huge plate of the most delicious cannelloni, finished off with the best coffee ever.  Bustling with locals, it was a real slice of the East End.  
Not only was the food amazing, so was its interior.  One of the finest Italian carpenters in London carved the deco-style wood panel interior in 1946.  It’s so beautifully done that the cafe has now been grade two listed and is described as ‘a perfect example of Italian cafe culture in post-war London.
Pellicci’s opens from 6.30am for London’s cabbies.  Six days a week.  Closed on Sunday.


  1. I've heard of this place. It sounds great. Will definitely have to check it out. x

  2. Adventure Walks for Families23 November 2011 at 03:48

    Oh yes it's such a treat we highly recommend checking it out followed by a wander down Brick Lane or Redchurch Street.....


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