Suzzle, E1 6PU
- 07799 292709
- 47 Brick Lane, E1 6PU
- 8am-6pm(ish) Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun
Small cafe on Brick Lane, serving mostly vegetarian food with many gluten-free and lactose-free options.
On the menu every day are cakes and flapjacks, fresh fruit juice made as you wait, and coffee brewed with care, not just slapped into a machine and dumped in front of you for a random taste surprise. And most days at lunch there's salads, soup, and bread. The bread is about the only thing where the gluten-freeness shows through — the texture is a bit cakey — but it feels and tastes fine. Occasionally there are baked potatoes with various fillings or Scotch eggs, about the only time that meat is served.
There is also work by local artists on the walls, much of it for sale, and a small exhibition space at the back (currently under renovation).
DrHyde's verdict: Great for even the fussiest of eaters, serving vegetarian food that committed carnivores enjoy, and makes a welcome change from the wall-to-wall curry houses that are its neighbours. And it's good value too. Most places around Spitalfields or Bishopsgate would charge a lot more for poorer quality food.
Accessibility: one small step at the door, and the inside is quite cluttered, probably making it hard to maneuvre a wheelchair. It's well-lit, and with no muzak.