18th January 2019
Adjoined to Adam Handling’s The Frog Hoxton, Bean & Wheat uses the restaurant’s by-products in its fresh dishes and sources from a network of sustainable London producers, hoping to provide delicious and innovative on-the-go food.
Location: 321 Old Street, EC1V 9LE.
First opened in August 2004, this café is run by the charity Crisis, who seek to end homelessness through practical catering and barista training, while also sourcing from and connecting with like-minded ethical producers and businesses.
Location: 64 Commercial Street, E1 6LT
This hidden cafe was created by St Martin-in-the-Fields, and all the profits of this café goes into supporting the work done by the church in helping homeless or otherwise vulnerable people and refugees, with an emphasis on high-welfare sourcing and environmentalism.
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JH
This Old Street community café is run in conjunction with St Luke’s Trust, using their profits to provide food and services for elderly people in Islington, as well as hoping to improve the conditions of life for the people that live in and around the area by offering a safe and welcoming space in the community. They focus on sourcing sustainable, organic produce wherever possible.
Learn more about them here.
Location: 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AB
This portable, travelling café has been set up in stations, offices and trucks to train the homeless and support them with social integration, housing and logistical aid.
Change Please believe that the nation’s love for coffee could be just what is needed to end homelessness, and they want to drive that change.
This café has a top-to-bottom ethos of revolving around careful, sustainable sourcing, making sure to link up with producers and farmers in London and the surrounding counties.
Learn more about them here.
Location: 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AT
This Bloomsbury café serves as the outpost for Redemption Roasters, a coffee roastery inside HMP Aylesbury. They train current young offenders in the art of roasting, brewing and barista skills coffee, which helps them into work upon release.
Location: 84b Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LR
This café in Battersea is run by a catering company called Social Pantry, who work with the charity Key4Life to help get ex-offenders back in work, as well as sourcing with producers including Bad Boys Bakery in HMP Brixton.
Location: 170A Lavender Hill, SW11 5TG
Found in Peckham Rye, this roastery and café donates their profits to causes aiming to end homelessness in the capital, as well as offering employment opportunities for homeless and vulnerable people.
Learn more about them here: www.oldspikeroastery.com
Located: 170A Lavender Hill, SW11 5TG
A tea room in the day and cocktail bar in the evening, serving single-estate, organic teas from a co-operative in the Teatulia region in Bangladesh, supporting local growers to improve literacy in the area.
Find out more here.
Located: 36 Neal Street, WC2H 9PS