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East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch)

Rochelle Canteen

Rochelle School
Arnold Circus
London, England, E2 7ES, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-7729-5677

Hidden behind the soaring walls of an old Victorian school playground in residential Shoreditch lies a small converted bike shed housing Rochelle Canteen, a cafe made all the more magical by its secretive location and almost imperceptible buzzer entrance. Run by Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson of Arnold & Henderson catering, the canteen serves weekday breakfasts and lunches embodying Henderson's head-to-tail culinary philosophy. In the landscaped courtyard or all-white dining room, patrons indulge in daily specials that may include creamy asparagus soup, deep-fried cod cheeks with tartar, and pecan caramel ice cream.

Insider Tip:

The cafe is BYOB with no corkage fee, and the staff is even happy to provide jugs for early morning diners who would like to mix their own Bloody Mary.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • BYOB
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Saturday - Closed

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