Category Archives: News from the kitchen!

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.

New cafe hours

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tues-Sun serving vegan quiches, salads, hotpot, soups, cakes and various drinks, PLUS vegan Indian-inspired food by SpiceBox Thurs-Sun (see below) day and evenings.

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves…

SpiceBox are running their exciting Indian-inspired Test Kitchen at the Hornbeam from 21 Sept and NOW EXTENDED due to popular demand to end of December 2018 on Thurs and Fri evenings and weekends during the day and evenings.

More about SpiceBox

Monday: Normal Cafe closed, but The Hornbeam Centre is open for People’s 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.

Tuesday-Friday:
10am-5pm: Hornbeam Cafe open  – drop-in

Thurs and Friday:
5:30-10.30pm : SpiceBox Test Kitchen. Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable  Book online or email hello@spicelabs.co.uk

Weekends:
SpiceBox Test Kitchen takeover
Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable.
Open 10am-10.30pm / 9pm on Sundays. 

 

Weekend Cafe Residency opportunity

We will have a cafe weekend residency coming up in the future (date to be confirmed soon). 

This is an excellent opportunity to trade as a vegan catering business from Friday nights to Sunday evenings. Ideal for a catering start-up or pop ups and you’ll be part of our amazing group of people providing healthy and scrumptious food to the community.

If you are interested or would like to be kept informed contact anne@hornbeam.org.uk 

And please help us spread the word!

Current an past pop-up chefs at the Hornbeam….

Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club
Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club

 

SpiceBox Test Kitchen extended!

We are so excited to announce that the amazing vegan Indian-inspired SpiceBox who started their month-long Test Kitchen at our Hornbeam Cafe on Fri 21 Sept have been so popular they are staying to end of December 2018!

See: Hornbeam Cafe and SpiceBox opening hours and booking details

So if you haven’t managed to have your tastebuds startled yet, don’t worry and hurry on down!

Dishes including curry house faves tikka masala, dhansak and korma, plus doffles (dosa waffles!) for brunch at the weekends!

In keeping with the idea of testing stuff out, the menu will be changing frequently. For the current menu please visit www.eatspicebox.co.uk

 

Follow their food antics on Facebook: SpiceBox and Instagram: @eatspicebox

 

Summer Treats are here!

Pop into the Hornbeam cafe, relax, have a chat and eat our scrumptious specials, Tues-Fri:

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves…

Summer Weekday Morning Treat: Buy a cake and get your drink half-price from 9.00-10.30am.

Chocolate cupcake heaven
Chocolate cupcake heaven

Summer Weekday Takeway Salad and Drink Deal: Freshly made, organic, seasonal mixed salad box with home-made lemonade for £6.

Gorgeous seasonal, locally-grown organic salads.
Gorgeous seasonal, locally-grown organic salads.

We love our customers and it’s lovely to see our customers loving our food. Join us.

Homemade lemonade
Homemade lemonade

Sun 22 April – Help us Celebrate!

Sun 22 April, 4-8pm (note later start time than previously advertised).

Scrumptious winter quiche
Scrumptious winter quiche

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.

 

Open Decks at the Hornbeam: Bring your tunes, spin your tunes.

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.

 

Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.
Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.

Organic hot and cold drinks and bar available.

Spread the word! All welcome.

Event link

Cafe – longer opening times, new tasty menus

We’re open over Easter – come for an Easter Treat!

We have a new Kitchen Dream Team – Lucy (chef behind the Edible Ethics blog) and Frankie – and there’s a few changes to the menu and the opening times….

WE’RE OPENING EARLIER ON WEEKDAYS

Tues-Fri – 9am for morning coffee and drinks with hot food being served from 9.30 (including Good Friday) to 3pm, cafe to 5pm. New range of hot and cold vegan meals, snacks and cakes – see our menu.

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

 

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

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.

Come and meet Lucy, Frankie and others in the Hornbeam Team on our Earth Day Open Day and enjoy good food and company. We’ll have some wonderful treats for you to sample.
Eat, Drink and Celebrate with us! Hope to see you soon.