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The Hornbeam Café is open 11am – 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10.30am – 5pm on Saturday, and provides a relaxing space on a busy street corner.


We serve food that’s vegetarian using local, organic and fairly traded ingredients as much as we can.

Our chefs use fresh fruit and veg from East Anglian farmers, the same produce which is also for sale at the Saturday market stall and in the box scheme on Wednesdays. See our ‘Veg of the month‘ blog. We buy most of our other ingredients from Suma Wholefoods Cooperative.


The cafe also sells:

  • home-baked bread from the Hornbeam community bakers – Russian rye bread, pain de campagne, wholemeal spelt and wholemeal sourdough. Prices £2.40 – £2.60. And preserves made from local organic produce.
  • refills for environmentally friendly household cleaning and washing liquids.

The cafe also hosts a knitting, sewing and crafts group, every Thursday from 2-5pm. £1.50 entrance gets you a cup of tea, lots of practical help and advice for your craft projects and a place to chat while you knit.


We’re not out to make a profit but to promote good quality sustainably grown and tasty food to everyone. We can cater for allergies and special diets so let us know if you have particular requirements.

Our menu is constantly changing with the seasons so your feedback and ideas are welcome – let us know what you think of what’s on offer!

We also offer catering for meetings and events in the Hornbeam or elsewhere.


We are mostly run by volunteers and we are always keen to welcome new people – let us know if you’re interested!



The Mini Red Velvet Fudge-Cake…with Cream Cheese Frosting…and more cake on top of course.


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