Our menu

Our menu changes daily and uses produce from the Organiclea Box Scheme and Market Stall.

We are passionate about using surplus and reducing food waste.
Please come inside to find what’s for lunch today, displayed on our menu board or follow us on twitter @hornbeamcafe and facebook Hornbeam Cafe.

Open Tues-Sun with new range of hot and cold vegan meals, snacks and cakes.

  • Hot bowl – £6.50
  • Soup – £4.50
  • Sandwiches £5.50
  • Salad £6
  • Tart/quiche £3.50
  • Salad and tart deal £7.50
  • New hours: weekdays 9am-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm (food till 3.30pm)

WEEKEND OPENING is 10am-3.30pm for food, cafe open till 5pm (including Easter Weekend, but closed as normal on Monday).

Full menu available, plus all day vegan brunch for just £8 on Saturday.

Brunch anyone?
Brunch anyone?

Brunch consists of: 2 vegan sausages, slice of sourdough toast, home-made baked beans, fried potatoes, steamed greens, fried mushrooms and tofu scramble!


Sundays we will be serving brunch from 10-12 and then rolling over into our Vegan Roast with all the trimmings for £9.95 from 12.00-3.30pm.

Vegan Roast with all the trimmings
Vegan Roast with all the trimmings


A sample menu of the roast: pastry parcels filled with roast celeriac, parsnip and butter bean puree, served with rosemary roast potatoes, star anise glazed carrots, braised red cabbage, stewed kale, thyme and apricot stuffing and red wine gravy.

Menu to change with the seasons.

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Here are some sample menus:
Mushroom, chestnut & lentil soup with fresh bread £3.50
Home made ciabatta, garlick-y tomato sauce and hummus £3.80/£5
Leek & turnip quiche, Hawkwood leaves with beetroot, sesame and chili £3.80/£5

panzanella (roast peppers, tomatoes, basil & bread salad), leaf salad & tabbouleh £3.80/£5
focaccia with stuffed baked tomatoes & courgettes (thyme, almonds, garlic & chilli) £3.80/£5
chilled roast aubergine & tahini soup with crusty bread and roast pepper salsa £3.50

minestrone with pumpkin and roasted walnut pesto £3.50
roast spiced parsnip mash with Kashmiri style red bean curry £3.80/£5
onion focaccia with chard and potato pie and salad £3.80/£5

majadara (Middle eastern lentils and rice) with crunchy Winter salad £3.80/£5
‘frittata’ – tofu and chickpea patties with tomato sauce and greens £3.80/£5
spicy split pea soup with harissa £3.50

>>other savouries and snacks
We also have home made savoury snacks, vegan sausage sandwiches and toast with jams and spreads. All our bread is made by our chefs or the Hornbeam Bakers’ collective.

cake strip

>>cakes etc
We have a wide and daily-changing selection of cakes, muffins, truffles, pies and biscuits

teas, coffees, soft drinks, wine, beers, cider and spirits are available.

Main meals served 12-3 on weekdays and 12-4 on Saturdays.

All food is dairy and egg free (with lots of gluten-free/nut-free items), but we offer milk and soya milk for coffee and tea.

We use organic vegetables from local growers, and follow a sustainable, ethical sourcing policy, supporting fairtrade, local and organic products.

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