MUST DO: Veganuary film-fest at Site London

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There are free weekly documentaries showing at the tiny Columbia Road plant-based cafe this month


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This vegan café opened at the western end of Columbia Road last summer and is well worth seeking out.

Run by architect Elly Ward, its clean white cube of a space combines stylish gallery and card shop with really good coffee, not to mention all manner of goodies from porridge to cinnamon rolls, cookies and a rather fine raw salted caramel brownie, made from dates, nuts and cacao. That one had our name written on it.

There are snack-y lunch options too, such as Mexican rolls and vegan pizza, as well all the usual hot drinks to fend off the cold including cockle-warming chai lattes.

Morning sun streams in. Photo: SE
The café also channels all things creative and community-based with exhibitions, installations, workshops and events galore.


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At the moment – and every Tuesday in January, in fact – there’s a month of Veganuary Free Film Screenings, including Vegucated (8th Jan), Okja (15th), Cowspiracy (22nd) and Earthlings (29th Jan).

Expect free popcorn and fizz (till it runs out – woop!) plus vegan hot dogs and a soda for just a fiver. Sounds like the perfect plant-based start to the year to us. But get there early (and perhaps bring a cushion) as space is naturally limited.

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Doors open 6pm, film starts 6.45pm, free admission. The cafe is open daily 8am-4pm. Follow @site_london, 112 Columbia Road E2

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