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  • tucked away on the busy Bennett Green Road in east London.

  • What may seem like just the Neighborhood Cafe is actually a piece of London history.

  • Dexter Generation Cafe drones in locals with a fascinating mix of character, home cooked food and timeless charm.

  • It's really special to us.

  • This place is not just a place of work.

  • It's like our second home was Well, this is Appalachia, and it's been serving London's most iconic English breakfast for 120 years.

  • This is like the soul of East London right here.

  • This is every everything that makes East London great is distilled in this place.

  • It's magic.

  • Ability has stood in the same spot since 1900 keeping the same vibrant atmosphere Art Deco foot panels and iconic yellow Vitra light shop front.

  • It's had since the beginning.

  • But the location is not the only thing that has stayed the same.

  • The police chief family has passed down the shop over generations.

  • Today, never runs a cafe with his sister Ana, their cousin Tony and their mama, Maria, who's been taking care of the kitchen since 1961 E.

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  • How long have you been here in this kitchen working for the 0 68.

  • 50.

  • I got breakfast ground.

  • Really?

  • What?

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  • After the Tunky on the public record.

  • What ingredients would you put in your full English English way?

  • With English preference.

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  • Five in English preface.

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  • There's so much in this place.

  • I really don't even know where to start.

  • All the food is like piping hot.

  • Just the right amount of spice in there.

  • Really?

  • Well, cooks, this'll.

  • Fried bread is so good on the black footing.

  • Well, thing is amazing.

  • You can really taste that.

  • This is home made just in this whole place.

  • I mean, Aled, the clients of friends, they speak to each other.

  • Everybody is sitting next to people that they don't know.

  • It's about 12 30.

  • So it's way past lunch time.

  • And there's so many people there still ordering English breakfast.

  • This dish is so popular, people are literally just coming for it anytime of the day.

  • Already.

  • So clearly, it's so filling in the variety and the way it's presented in there with the brat Cordy separated by hash browns.

  • Very started, but people issue is much more than just the best breakfast spot in London.

  • With the unlikely blend of English and Italian savoir faire, Mama Maria cooks up earthly dishes like cannelloni bread pudding.

  • Alasania.

  • We'll never undershot with their customers, turning the dining room into an extended family room spot.

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  • Oh, I've been covering of my mom's itself.

  • Seems that's a long time.

  • I'm 31 there.

  • It's not coming from your home to your home for dinner was lovely homemade food.

  • Why would you not want that?

  • My friends say that I should be paid for advertisement because just about everyone I'm a I'm like you have to come to police to like.

  • If you're in London, you have to come for a change.

  • Just the best food.

  • Best people.

  • It's like a dinner and theater all in one S o.

  • Never on a hilarious no, absolutely everybody.

  • And if they don't know you, then they'll get to know you have this insane ability toe.

  • Remember everyone's face what they do.

  • No Onley locals, but also some A list Celebrities have made people itchy their home away from home Kray twins.

  • London's most notorious Gangsters in the fifties lived in the area and made the cafe there.

  • Go to breakfast.

  • Spot used bacon egg in tomorrow's every day.

  • That was their breakfast.

  • Something about they would come every morning for their when they finished in their nightclub.

  • They come straight years in the morning.

  • You didn't have phones in that then.

  • So if anyone wanted to meet them, they would come and meet their bring some pretty lots of different people in.

  • But there was always in the My dad always said they were very nice and polite way never had no trouble with that.

  • Is it true that you keep a celebrity book as well?

  • Yeah.

  • Do you want to see it?

  • Yes.

  • I don't get it for you.

  • Okay.

  • You know, I'm gonna get you.

  • Hang on one second.

  • That's big.

  • Yes.

  • That's what my wife said to me.

  • The first nightclub.

  • Yeah, I'm only joking.

  • Yeah, right.

  • So my cousin Tony actually started school Salvador.

  • So he started getting a little graphs years ago when we get a few celebrities.

  • And then we started to start taking pictures, were keeping a camera behind the theme, calling Farrell calling Farrell on Blow.

  • My faith you've got David Schwimmer popped in one day, addresses a local boy you've got sometimes keep in a way.

  • Little Georgia here she's just comes in.

  • When she's not a university will get to meet George.

  • Get to me.

  • That's what that's.

  • My favorite thing is you get to me, talk to different people.

  • So do you know all your clients by name?

  • No.

  • All of them Because we get loads of tourists.

  • But if they come in a few times, start coming in regular.

  • Yeah.

  • You know how much money you've got, Duncan, there you've got little Georgia.

  • They are.

  • You think the area has changed being a little bit.

  • And you're like, one of the last actual landmark.

  • Yeah, we are.

  • Really?

  • Because a lot of time, this place is closing and a little bit of chains opening up.

  • It's getting a few really getting independent little shops, which is always nice to see a little independent places opening.

  • But it has changed.

  • So much has changed for the better.

  • I hope you don't go to hit stop because you want to keep a bit of soul like the rial soul of the East End because the EastEnders of what makes the area this'll little places like that that make it so unique.

  • The East End.

  • It started off my grandparent's s.

  • Oh, my grandmother was born in Chris Tree in 1882 Italian immigrants.

  • My great grand parents.

  • When she was 20 she married my granddad in 1900 they come to work in the cafe for the guy that owned it.

  • They took it over.

  • So it's been in our family since about 19 1 2nd, but we'll say 1900.

  • Level it off.

  • A lot of work interior.

  • My mom there putting in 1946.

  • Little tell you, man, look about you live around the corner.

  • Have a shooter there.

  • You've done it for us.

  • E don't remember not coming here.

  • To be honest, my dad brought me here the first time.

  • It's nice to see somewhere that doesn't change.

  • Everywhere around this changed so much over the last 25 years.

  • Thistles.

tucked away on the busy Bennett Green Road in east London.

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