Randomness Guide to London - Differences between Version 6 and Version 5 of Green Borders, E11 3HN
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|Small vegan/organic/fairtrade/hippy cafe on the High Road in [[Locale Leytonstone|Leytonstone]]. It closed in late 2010, and may have opened again briefly since, but as of January 2012 the website states that they are now an online magazine only.
||Small vegan/organic/fairtrade/hippy cafe on the High Road in [[Locale Leytonstone|Leytonstone]]. It closed in late 2010, but as of February 2011 the Green Borders website states that it's open again.
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The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.
<b>Note:</b> The information below predates the closure; we haven't visited since it reopened.
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category='Cafes,Totally Vegetarian,Vegan Friendly,Vegetarian Friendly'
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summary='Now closed; was a small vegan/organic/hippy cafe in Leytonstone.'
summary='Small vegan/organic/hippy cafe in Leytonstone.'
Small vegan/organic/fairtrade/hippy cafe on the High Road in Leytonstone. It closed in late 2010, but as of February 2011 the Green Borders website states that it's open again.
Note: The information below predates the closure; we haven't visited since it reopened.
The decor is clean and minimal, and large windows at the front let in the light. Two sofas face each other across a coffee table at the back of the room, while three cafe tables offer seats for another two, two, and four people respectively.
A refill station for washing-up liquid and other household cleaners is set up to one side of the room, and various organic/fairtrade groceries are displayed on the other side, next to a rack of organic wine. Sadly, the wine is only available to take home — they aren't licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.
Although all their teas are caffeine-free, they do serve coffee too. Soya milk (and only soya milk) is available for the hot drinks.
Kake visited on a weekday afternoon in August 2010. A cup of Earl Grey rooibos (£1) was fine, and a slice of vegan chocolate cake (around £2) was beautifully presented, decorated with dark chocolate buttons and a scoop of vegan ice cream photo.
The savoury menu may change, but on this visit it was reassuringly short (a sandwich, a soup, a curry, beans on toast) and all vegan.
Accessibility: No steps to get in (just a small ridge). The toilet is around the back of the building, and you have to go out, around, and down a narrow passageway where the ground is a bit uneven. The cubicle is narrow too.
- FARA review (local residents' association)
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