The Hornbeam Cafe and Centre


We pride ourself 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 tho we say it ourselves…

Cafe Opening Times

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday.
Open 10am-4pm
Breakfast, cakes and drinks 10am-12pm
Lunch, cakes and drinks 12-3.30pm
Thursday- 10am-4pm & 6-10pm
Friday- 10am-4pm & 6-10pm
Saturday- 11am-4pm & 6-10pm
Sunday- 11am-4pm & 6-9pmThurs-Sun eve delivery through Deliveroo.


What the Fattoush? are launching ‘Palestinian Nights’ at The Hornbeam from Thursday 6th June.
A bi-weekly changing menu with traditional Palestinian dishes and a few modern tales on the cuisine.
The first weekend every customer can have a pale, pils or porter from The Five Points Brewing Company or a Middle Eastern inspired cocktail on us!

We rent our kitchen space out as a training facility for people wanting to gain skills running a cafe. 

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

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

Type of business- Coffeeshop, 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.

Monday – Normal cafe closed, but we are open for Food Rescue Kitchen – come and learn to cook a vegan meal from 10am or just come for a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch at 1-2pm. Get involved.

Volunteer Front of House staff needed (no paid positions sorry). Contact Anne now*

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