Cafes and Snack Bars in London
665 High Road Leytonstone
The grey Aluminum bordered front is more cold than welcoming and the low-key decor inside matches the humble front. There's a wooden counter, checkered tables and the whole place needs a thorough scrub or two to make it gleam. Yet that doesn't stop it being the best local cafe in the area mainly because the amazing value, no-nonsense. homemade grub. The walls are lined with framed 8 by 10 signed colour photos of show biz celebrities. None of the usual fly by night stuff modern stuff. There's Beadle, Des O'Connor, Bruce Forsyth, Ant & Dec, Joanna Lumley, Frank Bruno, Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and David Jason - who could be the patron of this place. Run by a guy called Tony. The lunch menu runs to homemade Shepards Pie with potatoes, cabbage, carrots and gravy - Â£2.90. Lamb Chops Â£3.50. The Waitress strolls into the centre and announces each meal royally. The nosh arrives in large oval plates, the food is practically spilling over. The homemade Shepards Pie was made with good mince meat, the potatoes good and the veggies a tad overdone - although the gravy masked that. The place shuts at 2:00. On Fridays they have fresh fish which runs out fairly quick.
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