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CoffeE7 was a vegetarian cafe in Forest Gate. It closed down in July 2017.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Vegetarian cafe in Forest Gate.

It's larger than it looks from outside, with a long, narrow interior providing several distinct seating areas. At the front is a fairly standard cafe area with service counter. A corridor leads back from here, past a cosy sofa-filled nook, then opens out to a space lined with church pew style seating. Beyond this is a small walled garden.

The decor is stripped-back, with worn flooring, exposed brickwork, and slabby, plank-built tabletops. Feature walls are covered with chipboard and distressed painted planks, and original art hangs here and there photo.

Kake visited on a Tuesday afternoon in August 2016. There were 8 or 9 other customers when I arrived around 2:30pm. Relaxing music was playing, not too loud.

A pot of orange rooibos tea (£1.80) was generously sized. The tea itself was loose-leaf, placed inside a hand-tied filter bag inside the pot to avoid the need for a strainer, and had a good clean flavour with just enough orange to add interest.

I ordered and paid at the counter, and my tea was brought to me. No service charge was added.

They have free wireless, with the network name and password chalked on a board above the service counter.

Dog-friendliness: According to their website as of August 2016, they welcome "well behaved" dogs.

Child-friendliness: They have at least two highchairs and at least two child-sized upright plastic chairs as well. There are nappy-change facilities in the accessible toilet.

Accessibility: No step to get in, just a small ridge at the threshold. A higher ridge at the entrance to the garden, about an inch and a half up and immediately down again. Step-free to toilets, including an accessible one with nappy change.

See also:

  • Photos of the menu as of August 2016: food, drinks
Last visited by Kake, August 2016.
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