Café

We pride ourselves on our excellent vegan, organic and seasonal fare and friendly atmosphere – eat in or take away.

You are welcome to work from here, meet friends or just sit and chat with us. See you soon!

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
P.S our organic coffee is awesome

Cafe Opening Times

Mondays – Normal cafe closed, but we are open for the Food Rescue Kitchen where you can cook (or just eat) a wonderful pay-as-you-feel lunch made from zero-waste rescued food. Get involved.

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday.
Tuesday – Sunday: The Gleaners Cafe
Open 10am – 4pm

Local cooks prepping local food, reducing food waste and food miles with every forkful! A Surplus food cafe, pay-what-you-feel and all plant-based!

Thursday – Saturday: Plant Life
Open from 6:30pm
Small plates of plant-based deliciousness – where you don’t have to choose between sticky hoisin fried tofu pancakes, salt and pepper battered ‘chicken’ or the garlic and chili farinata: you can have them all!
Full menu available on their Facebook Page
To celebrate their opening they are offering 50% off all food this Thursday (27 Feb), Friday and Saturday night!


Booking info:
Daytime: No bookings for daytime opening hours.
Evenings: Email plantlifekitchen@gmail.com
Accepts both cash and card.
Dogs are welcome and encouraged!

We rent our kitchen space out as a training facility for people wanting to gain skills running a cafe. The next residency available will be in Sept 2020. Contact Anne@hornbeam.org.uk if you are interested. 

Please contact  info@hornbeam.org.uk if you’d like to be one of our future Test Kitchens.


Volunteer opportunities available (no paid positions sorry).*


Keeping you healthy and happy all year round

We serve food that’s vegan using local, organic and fairly traded ingredients as much as we can. In fact we are the only fully vegan cafe in Walthamstow!

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.  Check out our Instagram for regular updates.

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:

  • Organiclea homemade jams, teas and pickles.
  • Ecoleaf household cleaning refills.
  • Catering for meetings, birthdays, wedding and events.
One of our many specialities is vegan cake!
One of our many specialities is vegan cake!

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…  See who’s using our cafe when.

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