Cafe Cecilia


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Lively, Quirky, Unique
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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Located just off Broadway Market, Café Cecilia is a trendy neighbourhood restaurant run by Max Rocha, who’s previous experience at The River Café, St John Bread & Wine and Spring has stood him in good stead for this east London venture. The restaurant is definitely a family affair though, with Max calling on the expertise of his sister, Simone Rocha, and father, who are both big-name designers, to decorate the space. John Rocha is responsible for the dining room’s design, while Simone ventured into men's wear to design the staff’s uniform. Needless to say, Café Cecilia is an achingly trendy place to eat.

The bright dining room is understated without feeling stark, designed to make the diner feel like they’re somewhere a little bit under the radar. There are artworks from friends and family throughout the space, while wine bottles sit proudly on display behind a grey marble counter.

The restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner, although not every day of the week so do check current opening hours. Swing by in the morning for a pick-me-up of granola with poached rhubarb and yoghurt, or its famous bacon sandwich. Later on in the day, an a la carte menu of starters, mains and desserts takes its place. Here, you might be able to find sage and anchovy fritti, or a pork and apricot terrine to start. Followed by skate with spinach, brown butter and capers, or lamb leg with purple sprouting broccoli and anchovy sauce. Dishes are kept simple, and supremely fresh. For dessert, think chocolate and Guinness cake or deep-fried bread and butter pudding.

The wine list is an intriguing one with plenty of natural bottles on offer, as well as plenty of enticing cocktails.


Does it offer private dining?

Yes, the restaurant can be hired for up to 40 guests for dinner. It can cater for private events, weddings, and drinks receptions.

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Is it open for dinner everyday?

No, dinner is only served on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8:30pm.

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Canal Place, 32 Andrews Road, Hackney, London, E8 4FX

020 3478 6726 020 3478 6726


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 09:00-10:45
Sat 09:00-10:45
Sun 09:00-10:45
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 18:00-20:30
Fri 18:00-20:30
Sat 18:00-20:30
Sun Closed


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1 Review 

Iain Y

28 December 2022  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

not the cheapest but ingredient quality is excellent and love the pared back vibe

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020 3478 6726 020 3478 6726

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