Great food that doesn’t cost the earth. See what’s on the menu!

The Hornbeam Café E17 is open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (except Thursday which is from 11.30am). Do spread the word that we’re the best place for all your vegan nosh….





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 – like Tiny Time Music, Thursdays 10am for parents and babies/toddlers

…Or come along in cafe hours.  The weekly knitting group meet on Thursday afternoons from 2pm.

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



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

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Hornbeam’s rating was incorrect for several months on the Food Standard Association’s own website, but is now up to date.  More info here

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