East London Food & Culture

So you’ve never been to…Bromley’s Cafe and Deli E10

Walk to this newish spot at Baker's Arms this weekend for artisan coffee, tasty brunch and decent-value lunch

Age: Less than one. In fact, it only opened earlier this year.

Where exactly is it? Just down from Baker’s Arms on Lea Bridge Road – and on the corner of Bromley Road. Geddit?

So what goes on there? It’s a surprisingly peaceful spot, given the hectic urban location. Step inside the airy industrial-style interior into a sea of pale wood tables and chairs on polished floors, with open kitchen at the rear. We opted for the counter overlooking the thoroughfare for maximum people-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Bromleys Deli
Large and airy interior. Photo: SE

What should I eat? It specialises in respectable Dalston institution Allpress coffee – a very shiny La Marzocco machine is perched on the panelled counter – to pair with a whole counter of tempting sweet treats. There are also the usual tasty brunch and lunch options, as well as shakshuka, crispy roti and rolled omelettes. We opted for layers of umami-packed salt beef with mature cheddar and crunchy gherkins on sourdough ciabatta, served with a colourful and health-giving raw red cabbage salad (£5.90, eat-in price).


Salt beef on sourdough ciabatta. Photo: SE

Who goes there? A local mix of solo headphoned laptop wielders, mums-with-buggies, lunching singletons on their work breaks and older members of the community sipping lattes.

And what do I drink? A fridge brims with all manner of on-trend juices, kombucha this and that, as well as ginger shots and the ilk. Or just wake yourself up with a double shot of smooth espresso.

Do say: ‘A surprising – and much needed – oasis on Lea Bridge Road.’

Follow @bromleyscafedeli. Open daily at 604 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10

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