Our ABC of walthamstow Cafes that we like most at the moment:
- Bodega 50, 442 Hoe Street, Leyton, E17 9AH
Small vegan cafe with a secret hidden upstairs hideaway. Daily salads, specials, sandwiches, soup, bread, and cakes. Just across the border in Leyton!
- Bru, 223 Hoe Street, E17 9PP
Early morning ’til late night, ice-cream and waffle cafe. Coffees, hot chocolate, and pots of special tea blends. Great place to lounge and relax. Friendly service.
- Buhler + Co, 8 Chingford Road, E17 4PJ
Stylish vegetarian venue. Climpson’s coffee, teas, beers and wine; homemade cakes and muffins. Inventive brunch and evening menu of weekly changing baked eggs, Indian veggie fry-up etc. Covered back garden and garden room.
- Buntings, 19 Victoria Road, E17 4JT
Small, local neighbourhood cafe in Walthamstow’s Chapel End area. Serves speciality tea, coffee, and homemade brunches and lunches – pancakes, soup, toasties & cakes. Offering local home delivery at the moment.
- Copperfield Cafe, 212 High Street, E17 7JH
Traditional East End cafe serving breakfast fry-ups, salads, huge jacket potatoes, homemade pies, Sunday roasts and daily specials. Consistent FSA hygiene rating 5.
- Deja Vu Cafe, 75a High Street, E17 7DB
Bulgarian cafe with a hidden back garden full of sofas for the smokers. Serve lovely lattes and toasties. Great people-watching on the market in the summer. Deja Vu Bakery nearby is has tasty, cheap savoury and sweet pastries and snacks and opposite the Deja Vu Grill has a warm, but smoky, back garden.
- Froth & Rind, 37 Orford Road, E17 9NL
Cheese shop and cafe in Walthamstow Village. Artisan cheese, craft beer and Curved Brick coffee. Amazing toasties and cheese boards.
- Golden Rustic Deli, 228 Hoe Street, E17 3AY
Romanian deli-shop, bakery and tiny cafe. Strudel, rum cakes, bread, sausage rolls and pretzels all freshly baked in the glass-fronted bakery on site. They also serve intriguing daily specials for those brave enough to ask.
- Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH
Vegan café and community venue, serving organic and fairtrade food, coffee and cakes. Vegetables and fruits are locally-grown (where possible) from OrganicLea. Organic vegan wines, beers and cider. They also sell home-made sourdough bread and local honey, jams & chutneys. Pop-ups including people’s kitchen community lunches, poetry and Open Mic nights, & supper-clubs.
- Hucks Café, 81 Grove Road, E17 9BU
Another village cafe, Hucks serves Ozone coffee, pastries, cakes and cookies. The coffee shop business is combined with a soundproofed music space after hours. Evening events such as yoga, foodie chef residencies, and wine tasting club nights.
- Incoming Coffee, East Central Apartments, 5 Station Approach, E17 9QF
Right by the station. Coffee by Perky Blenders and Nude. Using AllPress coffee for a delicious coffee. Plenty of cakes and savory snacks. Communal tables. Second cafe on St James’ Street opposite Crate.
- Le Delice, Big cappuccinos, big fry-ups (halal), daily specials and Algerian tagines, fresh juices, ice creams and pizzas. Cakes, patisseries and also special occasion cakes made to order. Also run Delice in the Park cafe in Lloyd Park.
- L’ Hirondelle, 160 Hoe Street, E17 4QH
Long-standing, local, Algerian coffee shop making great coffee from an iconic Italian Elektra coffee machine. Enticing homemade French patisseries and cakes at very reasonable prices – our favourites are the delicious almond eclairs. Special occasion cakes made to order. Also the new Hirondelle Kitchen opposite the cinema serving main meals, cakes and coffee.
Long & Short, 35 St James Street, E17 7FY (Wed-Sun, 9am-2pm)
L&S cafe and coffee shop is housed in the Crate building near to St James’ Street station. Speciality and single-origin, micro batch roasters. The whole bean to cup process.
- Made in Portugal, 171 Shernhall Street, E17 9HX
Portuguese Deli with a cafe corner and expansive outdoor terrace. Fantastic Pastel de Nata custard tarts and other Portuguese snacks, meals (just ask what’s available as there’s no menu), coffees and great priced beers – a little slice of Lisbon life.
- Oasis, 152 Hoe Street, E17 4QR
Great coffees, teas and fresh orange juice. Homemade soup, panini, pastries, vegan croissants, and cakes. Roadside garden terrace for people- watching or large air-conditioned comfortable interior. Recently refurbished.
Perky Blenders, @The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Avenue, E17 4NX
Local mini cafe and roasters chain. The Magistrates is in the ex-Magistrates Court council building next to the town hall. Delicious coffees, breakfast and lunches. Huge outside space for kids to run wild. Open 7 days / takeaway.
- Rio’s Coffee Lounge, 290 Hoe Street, E17 9QD
Large, comfortable cafe serving enormous plates of fresh cooked English and Albanian meals at good value prices. Anything from sandwiches, pasta dishes, and Greek salad, to grilled meats and the amazing Tave Dheu meat and cheese stew with bowls of pide bread. you will not leave hungry. Fresh ayran yogurt drink, lots of soft drinks and coffees. Hidden back garden.
- St J’s, 18-20 St James Street, E17 7PF
Designer cafe and shop serving drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner with a daily changing menu. They use locally sources products – Honey Man honey, Today Bread, and locally roasted Wood Street coffee. Speciality teas from Tiosk and delicious Pump Street hot chocolate. Deli and lifestyle shop with products from independent makers. Licensed for drink in and off sales – natural wines, craft beers and spirits.
Today Bread, 6-10 Central Parade, 137 Hoe Street, E17 4RT
Small organic sourdough bakery and cafe located in the Central Parade creative hub and co-working space. Handmade crusty sourdough loaves, slow fermented and stone baked. Brunch, sandwiches and toasties, cakes and good coffee. Evening restaurant pop-ups, baking and fermentation classes.
- Wayne’s Coffee, 224 Hoe Street, E17 3A
Organic coffee shop offering morning pastries, coffee, hot chocolate, sandwiches, cakes and Swedish afternoon Fika. Comfortable and relaxed environment.
- William Morris Gallery tea-room, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP
Tate Modern-style cafe – glass roof, white furniture, and frothy coffee, in the award-winning William Morris Gallery in the beautiful Lloyd Park. Using local food producers, modern British food, perfect for afternoon tea.
- Wood Street Coffee, Blackhorse Workshops 1-2 Sutherland Rd Path, E17 6BX
Independent cafe and specialty coffee roasters. Coffee beans & coffee making equipment for sale. Frequently changing brunches, cakes, toasties and salads. My favourite bacon sandwich in the Stow. Vg, V and GF options. Open 7 days. Indoor and outside seating. Good WiFi and plenty of plugs and dogs welcome.
- Wynwood Art District, 2A Chingford Road, E17 4PJ
Freshly made sandwiches, breakfasts and lunches and delicious cakes with a Cypriot influence. Often vegan, GF and sugar-free options. Great range of specialist coffees and teas. Licensed – beers and wine. Funky staff, great music, good WiFi, sunny garden. Pop-ups including supper-clubs and art events.