Al’s Cafe is a popular and beloved spot located on Bermondsey Street. It is known for its cozy and welcoming atmosphere, as well as its delicious food. It’s popular with those working in the area as well as those living in Bermondsey.
During the Christmas period my husband and I had a bit of time on our hands so Fridays, we opted to not cook breakfast and let someone else take care of it. For a fee of course.
We had our eyes firmly on a few local cafes for our Friday morning breakfast rendevous of which Al’s Cafe was one. In addition, we planned on checking out the breakfast at The Breakfast Club, Where The Pancakes Are, The Watch House, Savoy Kitchen, and Bermondsey Garden.
Upon entering Al’s Cafe, you’ll be greeted by this beautiful mural of Tower Bridge on the wall while the rest of the interior of the cafe is simple and unassuming, with comfortable seating and rustic wooden tables.
Breakfast At Als Cafe
One of the highlights of Al’s Cafe is its menu, which features a wide range of items to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or a comforting dinner, you’ll find something to suit your tastes.
Some of the cafe’s popular menu items include the full English breakfast, paninis, sandwiches, omelets, roast dinners, and baked goods.
We opted for the English breakfast on the morning we visited. Feeling quite ambitious we both order the full breakfast which comes with everything on the English breakfast plus chips! Go big or go home!
Yes, it was a large breakfast and hard to finish as the hunger in my eyes didn’t match my stomach. It definitely hit the spot, we were both stuffed by the end of it but it was during the Christmas period and as I wasn’t eating much chocolate I had to get my kicks another way. And Al’s Cafe fit the bill nicely.
The service was fast, the portions are generous and the food was just delicious its one of those places you will definitely return to time and time again. They have everything from pancakes to roasts and many other breakfast and lunch combinations that it’s hard not to return again. It also helps that the prices are reasonable too.
Overall, Al’s Cafe is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a casual and inviting place to eat and drink in Bermondsey or London Bridge area. In addition to breakfast, they are also among the best places for lunch in Bermondsey too.
So, whether you’re a Bermondsey local, work in the area or a visitor, you’ll feel right at home at this charming cafe on Bermondsey Street.
Address: 128 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TX
Opening Times: Monday to Friday – 7am to 4pm | Saturday – 9am to 4pm
Things To Do Near Al’s Cafe
The cafe sits right on Bermondsey Street and across from Tanner Street Park which has the Cornerstone statues which are worth a quick stop to look at.
Bermondsey Street is also lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, and art and fashion galleries. Below is a quick guide on these to do nearby but we have covered more in the post on things to do in Bermondsey.
- Check out White Cube Gallery exhibitions.
- Visit the Fashion and Textiles Museum.
- Visit the Vinegar Yard flea market and food court.
- Explore Borough Market(open Monday-Saturday) and Maltby Street Market(only open on Saturdays)
- Go bargain hunting in the many charity shops in Bermondsey.
- Take a walk around the Thames River walk path.
- Walk on glass at Tower Bridge glass walkway.
- Take in the views from the Shard which is only a few meters away.