Category Archives: Cafe

What the Fattoush? Current Test Kitchen

We are delighted to have What the Fattoush? are our current Test Kitchen  (What is a Test Kitchen?)

What the Fattoush? are serving plant-based, Palestinian plates alongside coffee, cakes and pastries at The Hornbeam this spring and summer.

What the Fattoush? is a plant-based, Palestinian street food company founded by best friends Jess and Meg. They were taught to cook Middle Eastern food whilst volunteering at refugee camps across Europe and Palestine. Gluten free options available.

What the Fattoush? donate 10% of their profits to SkatePal – an NGO supporting young people in Palestine through skateboarding.

They will be running the cafe from Thurs-Sun during the day and  Palestinian Nights Supper Clubs. 

Drop-in no need to book.

Follow What the Fattoush? on Instagram.

Contact/booking info:

Jess Howe: jess@whatthefattoush.com

Contact/booking info:
What the Fattoush? Plant-based, Palestinian street food company
What the Fattoush? Plant-based, Palestinian street food company

Don’t miss Palm Greens Test Kitchen – ending 31 March 2019

We have so enjoyed having Palm Greens as the Hornbeam’s Test Kitchen since January – but remember they are only with us to end of March, so come and experience their culinary delights this month before they go!

You can experience Palm Greens amazing food from Thurs to Sundays:

Thurs, Fri 11am-5pm
Sat 10-5
Sun 11am-5pm
(kitchen closes at 4pm daily)

They are also holding Friday night Supper Clubs in March on 1, 8 and 15 March. Book now!
Or contact hello@palmgreens.co.uk

Palm Greens is run by vegan culinary duo Kali and Membe and they are all about food that is fresh and made from scratch, flavour-packed, veg-led cooking.

They explain: “We use whole grains & largely organic ingredients, using local suppliers. Flavours are inspired by our travels, but using seasonal and local fresh produce, we serve up modern international flavours while keeping food fresh, vibrant and nutritionally balanced.”

Favourites such as the Tostada bowl; punchy Mexican flavours, the Kale Caesar; a twist on the classic & 
Daal with lemon, ginger oil & fresh sourdough. 

“We aim to make this type of food accessible and easy for guests, without skimping on quality, ethics, taste and fun. Food that benefits the mind and body, while keeping connections with our community and our planet.”

Kali is all about flavour and good quality ingredients, she’s worked internationally as a chef for over 10 years. She loves big flavours and to create fun exciting dishes that are also food healthy, and cruelty free. 

Palm Green plateMemby has worked in the music industry for 20 years, but he’s also a big lover of food and hospitality, combining forces he brings the charm and smile to the brand.

We are so excited to have them start our new year off with a flavoursome bang! Great to have you with us Palm Greens!

Sample menu (this may change weekly with seasonal availability of veg):

SMALL PLATES
Sourdough with confit garlic oil £2.50
Chips & Dips £3
Caramalised onion salsa & dip of the day

GARLIC MUSHROOM ON SOURDOUGH roast portobello, confit garlic, nutritional yeast & parsley, cashew caesar dressing on toasted sourdough – until 1pm (N)

GARLIC MUSHROOM WITH CAULIFLOWER PUREE roast portobello, confit garlic, nutritional yeast & parsley with miso spiked cauliflower puree & garlic breadcrumbs (S, GFO)

TOSTADA BOWL quinoa, black beans, roast squash, shredded cabbage, kale, pickled onion, topped with roast cauliflower tostada, chipotle crema, toasted seeds, guajillo oil ( SS, N, GF, M)

BEET THE HEAT tempeh, quinoa, shredded beet & carrot, mixed leaves, basil & tamari seeds. Ginger carrot dressing (S, SS, GF )

ROAST CAULIFLOWER & BEET PESTO SANDWICH with chives, mixed leaves, toasted seeds on sourdough focaccia (N, SS)

CARROT TURMERIC CHILI SOUP carrot, ginger, turmeric soup with a kick. Served with fresh sourdough

TAHINI CINNAMON APPLE TOAST tahini, maple & cinnamon baked apple on toasted sourdough. ADD Black Milq cardamom ice cream (N, SS)

COCONUT BLACK RICE PUDDING coconut black rice topped with caramalised sesame, coconut banana (SS, GF )

EXTRAS/ SIDES:
Tostada with cauliflower & crema £1.5
Slice of sourdough £1
Side salad £3

Book now
Or contact hello@palmgreens.co.uk

Palm Greens March Supper Clubs

Palm Greens, Hornbeam’s current Test Kitchen, will be running three vegan, seasonal Supper Clubs in March to show off their amazing internationally-inspired cuisine…

Big flavours, made from organic, locally-sourced veg,

Fri 1 March, 7.30pm

Fri 8 March, 7.30pm

Fri 15 March, 7.30pm

Booking essential.

Chef Kali’s and Memby’s stories:

Kali has worked as a freelance chef for more than ten years, travelling the world for work and pleasure. She’s always been a lover of food and conscious of the treatment of animals and well being of the earth.

Fascinated by the way food works with your body Kali trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, a school specialising in vegetarian health supportive cooking, this is where her style of cooking began to develop. Building relationships with local growers such as Growing Communities has encouraged Kali’s enthusiasm and belief in the need to be more in touch with where our food comes from and the impact the food system has on our environment and local community.

What the Fattoush? pop-up 24-27 Jan

What the Fattoush? are trialling their first ever brunch menu at The Hornbeam Cafe with dishes including a typical Palestininian breakfast and shakshuka with vegan ‘eggs’.
Why not pop in for the kanafeh and coffee deal? Sweet cashew ‘mozzerella’ topped with vermicelli and drenched in orange blossom syrup. Try Palestine’s favourite dessert and a cup of Arabic or filter coffee for £7/£7.50
The What the Fattoush? small plates menu will run on the evenings of Friday 25 Jan and Saturday 26 Jan  with dishes including beer battered okra with a date and tamarind sauce as well as aubergine and bulgur kefte balls.

What the Fattoush? opening times:

Thursday 24 Jan 11am – 5pm
Friday 25 Jan 10am – 4.30 & 6 – 10.30
Saturday 26 Jan 10am – 5 & 6-10.30pm
Sunday 27 Jan 10am – 4pm

 

What the Fattoush? donate 10% of their profit to @Skate_Pal, an NGO supporting young people in Palestine through skateboarding.

Menu:

Aubergine kefte & freekeh, pomegranate molasses salad
Shakshuka fried ‘eggs’
A typical Palestinian breakfast

Kanafeh – Palestine’s favourite dessert of sweet cashew ‘mozerella’, vermicelli and orange blossom syrup

Hornbeam Xmas Food Drink and Crafts Market

Sat 22 Dec, 10am-3pm

We’re having a Xmas market popup at the cafe to share seasonal festivities, mulled wine, mince pies, gifts and more.

Please come along and enjoy a relaxed afternoon, grab a few extra stocking fillers, and join us for a drink and a snack.

Can you sell pickles, jams, chutneys?

Can you sell pickles, jams, chutneys?If you’d like your own  vegan food or drink or craft stall book here before Thurs 18 Dec. Only £10 for a table, or contact Anne at anne@hornbeam.org.uk

Arts and craft stall holders welcome.
Arts and craft stall holders welcome.

Please note the normal cafe service will be closed.

This is our chance for people to buy, sell, eat, drink, chat and be merry together – do join us!

Have a SPICY Xmas!

We’ve absolutely LOVED being part of the Spicebox journey into East End celebrity status and will be so sad to see them go but delighted they have a permanent venue now elsewhere in Walthamstow opening after the new year.

Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!
Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!

Their last day at The Hornbeam Cafe is 20 December. Get your Xmas dinner outings in now to avoid disappointment! See SpiceBox’s Xmas menu

Want to do your own Vegan Weekend Hornbeam Residency? Get in touch.