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.The café also channels all things creative and community-based with exhibitions, installations, workshops and events galore.
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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