For a brunch with a view I recommend Container Cafe, the latest offering from the people behind Fish Island’s Counter Cafe. The interior is as chilled out as the friendly staff and features a playful mix of unusual art, vintage pieces that have lived a little and contemporary geometric furniture made from plywood.
The food on offer is equally fresh. Everything is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. From the menu written up on a blackboard you can choose between a selection of baguettes, bagels and soup or from some very tempting treats on the counter.
The cafe is located along the green way built for the 2012 Olympics, on the ground floor of the View Tube (a structure made from bright yellow reclaimed shipping containers) and you’d be hard pressed to find a better view of the Olympic developments. So if you want to see how Sir Peter Cook’s Stadium is coming along or get a glimpse of Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre, you might as well do it with some East London style enjoying a cup of Square Mile coffee.