Café Cecilia by Max Rocha

A canal-side canteen from the ex-River Cafe and St John Bread & Wine chef.

The Dublin-raised chef has cooked at London institutions St John Bread and Wine, Spring and River Cafe. Named after Max’s grandmother, Cafe Cecilia (situated on the canal off Broadway Market) is a true family business - his designer brother Simone helped out with the design of the stripped-back dining room and dishes have been largely inspired by their Irish mother Odette. 

His cooking is unfussy, seasonal and on-trend. Expect Guinness bread and dishes such as ham hock, butter beans, and mustard; potato and onion galettes; and brown bread ice cream to feature on the menu. Currently open for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday to Sunday - plans to open for dinner are in the works for later this year.