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.

Paper and Cup 

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

coffee shops with a conscience

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 

Brew Bird

coffee shops with a conscience

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

Crisis Finsbury Park

coffee shops with a conscience

This charity shop, which supports homeless people, also has an airy coffee shop. Try the cakes.

19 Stroud Green Road, N4, crisis.org.uk 

Black Cat Hackney

coffee shops with a conscience

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.

 

 

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