Tuesday 11 April 2006 5.42pm
Come on, you're all missing the real SE1 gems for a weekend treat:
1.) Best of Bermondsey cafe on Grange Road
. OK, it's a bit basic inside but their fry-up is excellent. Not greasy, cooked fresh to order, nice sausages and a choice of tomato (fresh fried or hot tinned!) and you get a lovely steaming mug of tea. The staff in there are lovely and always greet you with a smile. The best bit is that you can get two fry-ups with tea for £10.
2.) Terry's cafe on Great Suffolk Street
. Not open Sunday I don't believe but Saturday morning - huge door-stop sized bacon sandwich. Staff are great, loads of lovely pictures of old Southwark on the walls and other various knick-knacks to look at. If you're there on Saturday you can also pick up the Sunday joint from the butchers in the same row of shops. A proper butchers, takes orders if you're after a special cut of meat, about half the price of what you pay at Borough market and just as good quality (I used to be a chef in a past life and I'd rate his meat there very highly)
Just a shame that El Vergel isn't open at the weekend too.
P.S. I have no links to either of these establishments.