Great food that doesn’t cost the earth. 

Things are a little different this autumn: enjoy the cafe with a spanish twist in September, and our new Hornbeam Cafe menu from October.

We’re saying goodbye to Norman Loves, who have run our cafe for over two years. Thank you so much to Jenny for everything she has done for local food and our local community – it’s so much appreciated.

The Hornbeam Cafe team will stay with us and Frankie (Hornbeam chef) will be managing the show. We’re recruiting another chef – please spread the word – and we’ll re-launch on October 2nd.  In the meantime, we look forward to Buenaventura’s great cafe menu throughout September, with a tapas twist.

SEPTEMBER ONLY: Buenaventura Cafe Takeover is here!
Sheila and Pino - the La Bueneventura team!
Sheila and Pino – the La Bueneventura team!

Sheila and Pino – the La Buenaventura team – will be serving the regular Hornbeam menu with a Spanish twist, still local food at reasonable prices.  Vegan chorizo brunch, anyone…?

Open: 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday..

We serve food that’s vegetarian/vegan using local, organic and fairly traded ingredients as much as we can. We can cater for people with allergies or special dietary requests. The menu is seasonal and changes depending on what vegetables are available to our climate and time of year.

We use fresh fruit and veg provided by local growing cooperative Organiclea based in Chingford and the Hornbeam offices and supplemented by extra veg sourced from other local organic farmers.

We also sell:

Today bakery organic sourdough bread on Wednesdays (

  • Organiclea homemade jams, teas and pickles.
  • Environmentally friendly household cleaning and washing liquid refills.





Evenings at the cafe make way for Hornbeam Nights.   Get in touch if you’d like to mastermind your own Pop-Up!

And you can hire the cafe outside of our opening hours…  Or come along in cafe hours.  See who’s using our cafe when.

We also offer catering for meetings, birthdays, wedding and events.

Food Standards Agency rating: an excellent 4 out of 5! More info here

We are proud to say that Hornbeam's rating by the Food Standards Agency is 4.








Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880