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What a mug!

Mug shrunkWe’ve just taken delivery of our seriously cool Hornbeam mug, which is on sale from the cafe for just £5.

But if you want to flaunt your eco-credentials you’ll need to hurry as stocks are limited, and it might take us a while to get some more made. But if we have run out, just add your name to our mugs waiting list 😉


Eco-Volunteering launched

Eco volOn 27th February, the Hornbeam launched a new Eco-Volunteering initiative which aims to become the best source of ethical, well supported, environmental volunteering opportunities in London. We plan to grow the range and depth of green volunteering opportunities throughout Waltham Forest and surrounding boroughs, and to support volunteers who want to make a difference by giving their time to activities that have an environmental focus.

We want to hear from individuals and organisations that are interested in finding out about eco-volunteering opportunities as well as from local organisations with volunteering placements.  Do you know a local environmental project that can provide rewarding volunteer roles? Please contact Iona on 020 8558 6880 or email on

Subscribe to our Eco-Volunteering newsletter

Click here for more information on our Eco-Volunteering Project.

Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper

Saturday 23rd March 6.30-10.30pm

3 courses for £14

The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked! All making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.



The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm). Advance booking is essential  –

email  with your name, how many people, and what time. The café can cater for all special dietary requirements, intolerances and allergies – just let them know when you book.



As well as Organiclea’s produce, the Hornbeam kitchen is stocked from small scale organic farmers in East Anglia, from Suma Wholefoods cooperative, and the beer comes from local brewer Pitfields.


Baking Courses in Jan to Mar 2013

The Hornbeam Bakers Collective has a programme of 8 workshops running during Spring 2013. The workshop sessions include shaping breads, baking for special/alternative diets, sourdough baking, and breadmaking basics. Click here for full details of all the workshops and how to book.

Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective aims for substantial changes in the way we produce and consume bread in this part of London,  making fresh, handmade, nutritious, organic bread available in our neighbourhoods. inspiring people to bake their own bread for themselves, for each other and for their communities, and celebrating bread and appreciating our different baking traditions.



Open Mic 2nd Friday monthly

Singers, musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians, puppeteers and actors join our monthly showcase of local creativity at Hornbeam’s friendly & intimate venue on the second Friday of each month. Bar serving selection of organic wine, spirits, beers, soft drinks and snacks. Free entry. Doors open 7.30pm. Listen to some of the acts, and see our gallery of performers here.

More information from our talented compere & performer Andy 07790154903,