Wilton Way Cafe

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Wilton Way Cafe

Wilton Way Cafe is a bastion of localism in the East. It pushes the boundaries of traditional coffee mentality by hosting London Fields Radio and thereby serving as a voice to the local community. This area of Hackney is truly spoilt rotten for great coffee shops (see Cooper & Wolf and 46b Espresso Hut).

Fortunately the owner, Dom, was tapping away on his laptop in the corner of the shop when I stopped by. He kindly took a few minutes to explain a little about the inception of his shop. Originally a West Londoner, Dom became disillusioned with the way the area was going and decided to make the move East. Seeing stores shutting down across his new neighbourhood he devised a plan to open a cafe focussing on the community ideals of local production, politics and collaboration. Dom took it upon himself to provide a forum where residents could meet, enjoy a great cup of coffee and generate some community spirit in the area.

Bar a mere handful of the items sold here, everything is produced within walking distance. The coffee, from Climpson & Sons, is sourced the other side of London Fields. It had a strong and nutty taste, made by a very friendly and accomplished barista. I tried a double espresso and also a flat white with both being very tasty. I’d heard a lot of good things about Wilton Way Cafe and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It’s a bit far from me to just pop in casually but I look forward to coming here on the weekends when/if the sun starts to shine.


Address: 63 Wilton Way, E8 1BG, London.

Facebook and Twitter: Wilton Way Cafe’s FacebookTwitter.

Website: NA

Opening times: Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 6pm.

Price of a double espresso: £1.80

Card?: Cash only

Outdoor Seating (important for those tobacco lovers): A bench

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