Sun 22 April, 4-8pm (note later start time than previously advertised).
Join Walthamstow’s first fully vegan cafe and celebrate good food and good people.
Meet the new chefs. Eat the food. Find out the amazing things the Hornbeam does. Family Friendly drop-in. 4-8pm.
You can also bring along some vinyl and spin some tunes with Patrick Steele leading Open Decks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never DJed – now’s your chance to take control of the music!
We’ll also be showing the Hornbeam JoyRiders / Cycle Sisters short film and sharing info about all the exciting things going on at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge generally, as well as keeping you fed with scrumptious tasters.
WEEKEND OPENING is 10am-3.30pmfor 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.
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.
Menu to change with the seasons.
Introducing our new chef Lucy…. Lucy Johnson joins us from the Wulf and Lamb, having also been Head Chef for the ‘Real Junk Food Project‘, among others, in Sheffield. Some of you may have enjoyed her food at one of our Veganuary Hornbeam Nights supper-clubs. Check out her fantastic vegan cooking blog Edible Ethics .
She joins Frankie Ebdon who has cooked at the Hornbeam for over a year and between them they are cooking up some wonderful treats.
The Hornbeam Café is one of the longest running vegetarian cafes in London – recently turned fully vegan.
Our ethos is to support our local businesses as much as possible. This includes our coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. All our fresh ingredients are source as locally as possible, with most of our fruits and vegetables coming from local food enterprise Organiclea. We are also committed to a zero-waste policy with very minimal of our rubbish going to land fill.
The Hornbeam Cafe is now proudly the first 100% plant-based vegan cafe in Walthamstow
The Hornbeam Cafe and Centre has been running as a vegetarian cafe and community hub for 30 years. This month we have become the first fully vegan cafe in Walthamstow serving 100 per cent plant-based food and drinks (we will no longer serve dairy milk or eggs with brunch).
We are delighted to welcome our new kitchen team – Kitchen Manager Frankie and a new chef, who both have amazing culinary credentials plus huge enthusiasm to make people’s experience at the cafe better than ever.
Frankie grew up on an organic veg farm in Devon, which his parents still run, with a shop and a box scheme – so the Hornbeam is home-from-home for him.
“I started my catering career when I was 17. I worked in a restaurant based on an organic farm so all the produce we used in the kitchen came straight from the farm.
“From there I have worked in all manner of restaurants, but I am now glad to be back to my roots at a small independent business that supports local businesses just as my mum and dad still do today.
“We are excited to be working with such beautiful seasonal produce provided by Waltham Forest’s own organic cooperative – Organiclea. We have updated our menu with the same regular favourites such as the daily curry and salad and vegan quiche and we have now rolled out the weekend brunch all week.
“We are also working on some new exciting dishes to come out soon. And of course – there is always scrumptious vegan cakes!”
The Hornbeam Cafe supports the local community and uses local suppliers such as Organiclea for all our veg. We have a fine selection of alcoholic drinks from local breweries including the Wild Card brewery in Walthamstow. Plus organic and locally produced soft drinks such as Kombucha (come and learn how to make it at their Kombucha workshop in November). We also sell Perky Blenders ethically-sourced coffee roasted in Leyton.
The Hornbeam also has a fair-trade policy so that a fair price can be paid to producers, suppliers and staff.
We are excited to welcome La Buenaventura to the Hornbeam, for the month of September helping us all extend summer with the taste of Spain…
The regular Hornbeam Cafe team will have a small pause in September ahead of a re-launch in October. More of this soon…
This has given us the opportunity to support an excellent pop-up business with a stellar reputation in East London to try out the cafe life during September and we think you’ll love them!
Sheila and Pino – the La Buenaventura team – will be serving the regular Hornbeam menu with a Spanish twist, still local food at reasonable prices.
Vegan chorizo brunch, anyone…?!
The Hornbeam will be open regular cafe hours (except Thursday 14th) with a celebration evening menu on the final Saturday, 30th September. Check our events listings and Facebook page for more information – and tell your friends!
YES – vegan tapas! Hurrah!
“Last night’s Vegan Tapas with La Buenaventura was amazing. A superb menu
and each course an absolute delight. Thank you for putting on such a delicious feast for us…can’t wait to eat your food again soon! Mark
“I can honestly say the food I’ve tried from la buenaventura is the yummiest ive had in a long time!
So delicious and the staff are so friendly! Stephanie