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Street Cafe – Ely
When was the last time you saw a greasy spoon?
They feel like a distant relic from 80’s TV but there are still a few knocking about Cambridgeshire. Street Cafe in Ely is one which I have been going to for years now and has always offered a decent fry up for a fair price.
Not every meal needs to be locally sourced, organic, or imported. Sometimes you just want a familiar meal that will fill a gap without costing you an arm and a leg…and Street Food does exactly that!
Upon entering, the place is very clean and laid out with fixed tables to the wall. The chairs are fitted too, so there is little room to move. This keeps the place tidy at the sake of comfort. I think most people wouldn’t struggle on these chairs but for someone my height was a little awkward.
The staff here were fantastic. They came up quickly and asked us what we wanted. After studying the menu I could see a huge selection of classic British dishes which you’d expect from a greasy spoon. Fry up’s, burgers, egg on toast, steaks, salads, jacket potatoes, and omelettes.
Naturally, we decided to go for a large fry up each being early morning which came to £18, including a drink each. A nice little touch here was the free tea or coffee included in the price. What a bargain!