The inside is surprisingly spacious considering the overall size of the place. There is lots of room for large groups and snug corners for more intimate couplings. The interior has the ramshackle, shabby chic style that frequenters of hip East London eateries will be familiar with, and a laid back atmosphere. One of the nicest idiosyncrasies of the Pelican is the mug board, from which diners and drinkers can pick their own (as you can see my very grown-up companion went for a Toy Story design, while I chose Colmans).
We shared a pot of green tea, and I had a cream cheese, tomato and breakfast bagel which tasted exactly as I expected it would. The way menu works is a DIY sort of style-your-own-bagel option, where fillings are put into price categories, meaning you can spend as little or as much as you like. I won't be making any special visits to Peckham purely in the name of The Pelican but I will definitely be making a note to stop by again when in the area, if I need somewhere cosy to sit and something tasty to nibble.