Stepney City Farm Cafe

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STEPNEY CITY FARM CAFE
Stepney City Farm Cafe

Enter Stepney City Farm and you’ll find a lovely cafe immediately on your right. Before visiting the cafe, I had a little wander around the farm, where there is a good variety of animals and an array of allotments. It was really wonderful to see some farm animals in the middle of a big city! I was given a spring onion by one of the allotment owners, which made a tasty addition to the salad I made when I got back home…nothing better than a bit of fresh veg. If you have green fingers and want to get involved with an allotment yourself, you’ll have to sign up to the waiting list, as they’re in high demand!

The cafe is simple and honest serving goods from the farm or the local area. The tea is from a company called Joe’s Tea based over in Shoreditch, and the coffee from the Climpson & Sons roastery just off London Fields. I went for a double espresso and a pain au chocolat. I got some nice fruity notes from the coffee and it had a nice sharpness, which was very pleasant on a sunny day. It was however a little over extracted. It appeared that the barista who made it seemed to be pretty new to the trade so hopefully that won’t be the case much longer. The service was very friendly and the whole experience of the place makes the cafe well worth a visit.

PS If you visit on Saturday make sure you don’t miss the farmers market!

Address: Stepney Way, E1 3DG, London.

Email and/or Twitter: info@stepneycityfarm.org and Stepney City Farm’s Facebook & Twitter,

Website: http://stepneycityfarm.org/

Opening times: Wednesday-Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm & Saturday-Sunday 10.30am to 4pm.

Price of a double espresso: £1.80

Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): A bench and a table and some chairs

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4 Responses

  1. Tor

    08/09/2013, 10:05 pm

    Hi

    Enjoyed your post and the photos – thank you

    Brian, proper cups also available :-)

    Thanks
    Tor

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  2. Jassy

    08/25/2013, 10:38 am

    Thanks for the review – the pictures are really lovely.

    You were served by a volunteer who is new to coffee – he has found the coffee scene in London completely eye opening and came to us because he wanted to learn more about coffee. One of the lovely things about the cafe is sharing our knowledge and passion for good coffee and seeing people develop a real enthusiasm for it. Everyone at the cafe is keen to constantly learn and improve and I hope we hit the mark with your espresso next time you visit the farm.

    @Brian On Saturdays we tend to run a market-stall style service with take-away cups as the market can get very busy and we don’t have enough cups to serve everyone! But if you’re in on Saturday, just ask for a china cup and we can normally accommodate you. Real cups all the rest of the week!

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