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On 10 May 2017 at 7:23am Brekkie wrote:
Where's the best place to get a fry-up in Lewes, now that the Nevill Road cafe has gone?

Please don't say Bills, or my faith in fellow humans may be lost altogether.
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On 10 May 2017 at 8:31am Private Ear wrote:
One of my favourite Viva Lewes moments was when a woman said that for breakfast she had "Steamed chicory and quinoa". I suppose the market for a good old full English is being replaced by the quiona brigade.
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On 10 May 2017 at 8:37am Chav wrote:
Aqua?
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On 10 May 2017 at 8:41am Izzy wrote:
I don't understand what people have against Bills. I regularly used his cafe in Chiswick so imagine my delight in finding one in Lewes too.
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On 10 May 2017 at 8:50am Hmmm wrote:
The cafe at ringmer ..
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:02am Pedro wrote:
Bills.
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:04am Pedro wrote:
Actually, my favourite would probably be Laportes.
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:08am Another wrote:
Top station street on the left, can't remember name, but great eggs on toast etc. Give it a try......good for a fry.......
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:23am Lewes ian wrote:
Anyone who says Bills and Laportes should be bound and gagged, DFL branded on their backside and transported back to London from whence they came
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:42am ClarifiedButler wrote:
Fry ups are in the same category as roast dinner, always best done at home. Personally I like to make my own baked beans from scratch.
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:52am Offham Rascal wrote:
You can't beat black pudding and poached eggs on toast to my mind, sausages are too much at breakfast time to my mind.
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:58am Brekkie wrote:
Top of station st I haven't tried. pj's is it, same people that run the runaway?

I remember the volly doing a fry up for a while, don't know if it's still on?

I've no idea what steamed chicory and quinoa tastes like, but it sounds like something I'd put on the bird table.
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On 10 May 2017 at 9:58am Pedro wrote:
@ Lewes Ian. I'm not that bothered by Bills, but whats wrong with Laportes??
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On 10 May 2017 at 10:04am Egg on Ronnie wrote:
There is nowhere in Lewes that does a decent full English. Riverside Café tries but fails miserably on price and tortoise like service.
Macs Cafe in Brighton do a proper job at reasonable cost.
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On 10 May 2017 at 10:25am B!LL wrote:
Bill's.
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On 10 May 2017 at 10:45am B&B landlady wrote:
My house.
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On 10 May 2017 at 11:22am The Greek wrote:
Bus station cafe back in the day
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On 10 May 2017 at 11:27am Meic wrote:
Izzy: The Lewes Bill's was the original. The owner had clearly kept his flood insurance up-to-date, as post the 2000 floods a slightly more than basic greengrocer's was tranformed when it re-opened. However, too many people in Lewes have younger family members who have worked there or whose friends worked there. We know of far too many examples of suspect behaviour and poor management style for long-term Lewes residents to have any affection or respect for the place.
I understand the original owner sold the store ro a chain.and no longer takes any part in the business.
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On 10 May 2017 at 11:36am Nosey Neighbour wrote:
Come on Meic, dish the dirt. What sort of suspect behaviour and poor management style - naming no names of course!
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On 10 May 2017 at 12:16pm Horseman7 wrote:
My daughter worked there whilst still at school. In those days it was a greengrocery with some interesting twiddly bits - especially the quiche.
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On 10 May 2017 at 12:46pm bobobob wrote:
Fillers used to be good, not been in a while tho
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On 10 May 2017 at 1:17pm Andy wrote:
Premier Inn. All you can eat £8.99.
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On 10 May 2017 at 1:37pm Penelope Pitstop wrote:
Nine quid for a breakfast?
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On 10 May 2017 at 1:50pm Pig wrote:
Back in the day the cattle market had a great little place on market days. One of they few places you could have a beer with your breakfast
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On 10 May 2017 at 2:40pm Observer wrote:
Le Magasin is pretty good, actually. Their eggs benedict rocks.
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On 10 May 2017 at 3:09pm Anotherj wrote:
Good start up opportunity I feel. Seems to be a lot of potential demand. Eggs, sausage, mushrooms, black pudding, rashers, toast, coffee, hash browns, tomato, fried bread, eggy bread,
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On 10 May 2017 at 3:57pm ClarifiedButler wrote:
Steamed chicory btw? Everyone knows the best way to cook chicory is to braised it with fresh orange juice.
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On 10 May 2017 at 10:03pm Mr Trad wrote:
I know it's not Lewes but if you are ever around in Newhaven then Fanny Lulu's by the level crossing is the place to go .Forget posh as it's more of a transport cafe but a great fry up and very reasonably priced too.
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On 11 May 2017 at 7:45am best fry up wrote:
is Ringmer cafe, after a walk my kids love nothing better than the sharing plate. 3 sausage,3 bacon, 2 eggs, beans,mushrooms,tomatoes,chips, 2 hash browns and 2 toast. Yum. Then is walking it off on the way home. Win win.
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On 11 May 2017 at 9:15am Brekkie wrote:
Mr Trad.

That's exactly what I'm looking for, thank you. I've had plenty of reasonably priced fanny in newhaven before but none that sounds so tasty.

As for anyone that recommended le magasin, thanks for your comments but I am looking for a greasy spoon with a heart and soul - nothing refined, just great food and price. That's what the Nevill road cafe was.
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On 11 May 2017 at 10:48am Chrissie wrote:
The Volunteer does 10-12 on breakfast menu the 12-3 for all day
Single £4.95
Double £6.95
Sausage, bacon, egg, hash brown, mushroom, toast, black pudding, beans.
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On 11 May 2017 at 11:02am Brekkie wrote:
Thanks Chrissie,

The volly breakfast is great, I didn't know it was still on. Sure to be there for some top Tucker.
 
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On 12 May 2017 at 9:19am Observer wrote:
The problem with a lot of greasy spoon cafes is that they use very cheap bacon and sausage - stuff I wouldn't feed to my dog.
There was a greasy spoon near London Bridge I went to a few years ago. Can't remember the name, but it was very popular with cabbies. It was proper greasy spoon but you could tell they didn't stint on the bacon and the sausage was proper butcher's stuff.


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