· By Herb Lester

Marie’s Cafe, London

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The sign over the door with its welcoming cuppa has enticed customers across the threshold for decades, and you can still get a lovely cup of tea here. These days the classic British menu is augmented with home-cooked Thai food, which means you can have liver and bacon or a cheese and pickle roll with a side of tom yum – until 5pm anyway, evenings are Thai only. The exceptional value and BYO policy can make it very busy.

90 Lower Marsh SE1 7AB
Mon-Fri: 7am-10.30pm; Sat: 7am-4pm & 5pm-10.30pm