Prime Minister David Cameron stops off for breakfast in Ely

David Cameron with Lunchbox owner Debbie Fenner, Courtney Chambers and Ngary Halls

David Cameron with Lunchbox owner Debbie Fenner, Courtney Chambers and Ngary Halls - Credit: Archant

PRIME Minister David Cameron was in Ely on Saturday and stopped off for a spot of breakfast at The Lunchbox, much to the surprise of staff and diners.

Flanked by six bodyguards, Mr Cameron took a seat at table 6 shortly after 9.30am and ordered an egg and bacon sandwich on brown bread. He chatted happily with staff before paying and leaving a £2.50 tip.

Mr Cameron then went for a stroll around the city’s popular farmer’s market before attending a confirmation service for his godchild at Ely Cathedral

Debbie Fenner, owner of The Lunchbox, in Market Street, said: “Ngari came in and told me the Prime Minster was sat at table six but I didn’t believe it. I thought it was a bit early for an April Fool’s joke!

“I went out to take a look and asked him if it was really him. He was very polite and charming and asked me how business was going, I was in complete shock.

“I knew my husband would never believe me if I told him so I made sure to get a photo.”

In light of the premier’s visit, Mrs Fenner said she was even considering changing her menu to accommodate ‘The Prime Minister’s Special’ the egg and bacon sandwich.