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|CoffeE7 was a vegetarian cafe in [[Locale Forest Gate|Forest Gate]]. It [http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/talks-to-take-over-much-loved-forest-gate-coffee-shop-1-5145665 closed down] in July 2017.
||Vegetarian cafe in [[Locale Forest Gate|Forest Gate]].
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The information below is retained for historical purposes.
Vegetarian cafe in [[Locale Forest Gate|Forest Gate]].
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], August 2016.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], August 2016. Opening hours taken from the CoffeE7 website, August 2016.</div>
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category='Featured Article,Now Closed'
category='Accessible Toilet,Cafes,Child Friendly,Coffee Shops,Dog Friendly,Featured Article,Free Wireless,Step-Free Access,Tea Shops,Totally Vegetarian,Vegetarian Friendly'
hours_text='Mon-Tue: 8am-6pm; Wed-Fri: 8am-11pm; Sat: 9am-11pm; Sun: 10am-4pm'
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summary='Now closd; was a vegetarian cafe in Forest Gate.'
opening_hours_text='Mon-Tue: 8am-6pm; Wed-Fri: 8am-11pm; Sat: 9am-11pm; Sun: 10am-4pm'
phone='020 8534 7774'
website='' summary='Vegetarian cafe in Forest Gate.'
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.
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