The Hornbeam Cafe and Centre


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...
Our organic coffee is amazing even though we say so ourselves…

Cafe Opening Times

Mondays – Normal cafe closed, but we are open for Food Rescue Kitchen to 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.
Open 10am-4pm
Breakfast, cakes and drinks 10am-12pm
Lunch, cakes and drinks 12-3.30pm

What the Fattoush? Falafel
What the Fattoush? Falafel, salad, breads and general goodness.

‘What the Fattoush?’ are our resident chefs Sat-Sun serving plant-based, Palestinian plates alongside coffee, cakes and pastries. Gluten free options available.’

Saturday- 11am-4pm
Sunday- 11am-4pm


A bi-weekly changing menu with traditional Palestinian dishes and a few modern tales on the cuisine.

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 if you are interested. 

Type of business- Coffee shop, cafe, restaurant.
Dining area- In house dining and takeaway available via cafe and Deliveroo.
Accepts both cash and card.
Dogs are welcome and encouraged!
Booking/drop in info:
No bookings for daytime opening hours.
Contact/booking info:

Please contact 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

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