The Humble Bee Cafe opens at Stepney City Farm with ex-Hawksmoor chefs running the kitchen


What: Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG

In a nutshell: Former Hawksmoor chef duo take on the cafe at Stepney City Farm

Summing it all up: If low food miles are your jam, then this new community cafe, with former Hawksmoor chefs should be on your go-to list.

The low-down

If you're into the whole 'field to fork' thing, then you won't get many places serving up dishes with lower food miles than new East London spot The Humble Bee Café. This new cafe, which has just opened its doors at Stepney City Farm, will serve up food "sometimes just metres from where it was produced".

Behind the cafe are ex-Hawksmoor chefs Alice Wilson and Matt Hall. Both are fully signed up members of the Chef’s Manifesto community which focuses on aims such as reducing waste and ensuring affordability to protecting biodiversity and improving animal welfare.

On the menu, you'll find simple dishes, elevated by great ingredients. So morning toast will be Rockstar Bakery sourdough with butter & homemade strawberry jam or lemon curd and their bacon sarnie will be made with Powters Suffolk Bacon and homemade ketchup.

Lunch options include Egg mayo and chorizo or roast beetroot, feta, tomato and grated horseradish sandwiches, served with salads like pickled and fresh fennel, apple, orange soaked sultanas and giant couscous or chickpea, rainbow chard, cherry tomato and coriander panzanella. They'll also have baked goods like sausage rolls, cakes and tarts.


More about The Humble Bee Café

Where is it? Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG

When does it open? Open now. The café is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @thehumblebee_cafe


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