It’s not often we get invited to a press event at a traditional British ‘greasy spoon’ cafe, but when the offer of a free breakfast at the Polo Bar cafe at Liverpool Street came our way, we were there in a flash.
We’re glad we made the journey too, as it’s the kind of old school cafe that appeals to our tastes.
The family-owned restaurant is situated at 176 Bishopsgate – smack bang outside Liverpool Street station – and it’s been serving up no-nonsense British ‘caff’ food for nearly 50 years .
We opted for the cooked veggie breakfast option (which starts at a very reasonable £4.45) and it was a delight.
Decent toasted bread, proper veggie sausages (none of this cheapo supermarket stodge) and tasty hash browns, swilled down with some good coffee, all for just £4.55. A right propah bargain!
If your breakfast preference is for things that once shuffled about this land, there’s several meaty feasts on offer, including the house speciality, the “‘Polo Bar special.”
Billed as the “E Type of breakfasts,” this fills your plate with egg, bacon, sausage, baked beans and toast for just £4.55.
For the fry up cognoscenti, there’s the option to mix’n'match the ingredients to get the precise cooked breakfast your raging hangover demands.Want an extra fried egg? That’ll be 75p, squire. Two extra rashers of bacon? £1.35 to you, son…
Comfy seating at the back.
The chef takes a break.
Open 24 hours a day, this is a traditional cafe well worth supporting, with good, honest food at great prices, and it comes highly recommended.
176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Phone number 020 7283 4889
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