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Cafés: St. John Bread and Wine

Before the crowds get to Spitalfields on a Sunday morning, St. John Bread and Wine is breakfasting heaven. The café has the same no-nonsense aesthetic as its Smithfields mothership – a sparse industrial interior with bare wooden tables and bistro chairs, and the menu is just as trad with Old Spot bacon sandwiches, porridge and prunes and Lowestoft kippers. Lunch and supper menus are similarly old school and you can even take some of the restaurant’s fantastic bread or Eccles cakes home with you.

When:
9am-11pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-11pm Sat; 10am-10pm Sun. The kitchen closes between 4 and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Where:
94-96 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ
Price:
Mid-range
Tel:
020 7251 0848
— Tia
18th October 2010