Need a caffeine fix but tired of chain cappuccinos? From intense espresso and powerful americanos to full-fat lattes and flat whites, These are five coffee shops with a conscience.
Run by a not for profit social enterprice that works with those recovering from addiction and homelessness.
18 Calvert Avenue, E2, paperandcup.co.uk
Old Spike in Peckham provides jobs, training and support for homeless people. You can buy the coffee beans to take home and make too.
54 Peckham Rye, SE15, oldspikeroastery.com
Ex – offenders and other vulnerable, excluded people are employed here and it promises to be somewhere that is ”free from judgment and stigma”.
29 Peckham Road, SE5, www.brewbirdcoffee.co.uk
This charity shop, which supports homeless people, also has an airy coffee shop. Try the cakes.
19 Stroud Green Road, N4, crisis.org.uk
A vegan cafe run by a co-operative which regularly works with charitable initiatives. Crucially it does a mean dark chocolate and cranberry rocky road.
76 Clarence Road, E5, @BlackCatHackney.