Molly’s Café sees the Anchor & Hope team opening at Hackney's Museum of the Home

mollys cafe museum of the home hoxton

What: Molly’s Café

In a nutshell: Ace museum cafe from the Anchor & Hope team 

Summing it all up: The Hoxton museum is getting a new all-day cafe and bistro from the team who brought us the Anchor & Hope and The Clarence Tavern. 

The low-down

Lucky Hoxton residents - they're about to be the happy recipients of the latest opening from Rob Webster-Shaw and Jonathon Jones - the team behind the Anchor & Hope and The Clarence Tavern.

The duo have taken on the cafe offering at Hackney's Museum of the Home (formerly known as the Geffrye Museum), which they'll be opening as Molly’s Café. It's not the original cafe site, but instead taking over the old Marquis pub on Cremer Street which is within the museum complex.

The all-day space consists of two parts. There'll be a bistro and bar open in the evening and with street access, along with a Museum-facing canteen and serve-yourself garden zone and terrace. If you're wondering, is named after Molly Harrison, one of the museum's curators in the 1940s and 50s.

Enjoying the boon of the museum's large kitchen garden, Molly's will serve up all manner of delights from kedgeree for breakfast and afternoon tea with stem ginger meringues through to potted shrimps and rabbit lasagne for dinner.

Even the canteen food sounds ace with a merguez and chip baguette and a bonito and Russian salad sitting alongside trad sarnies and sausage rolls.

It'll be a handy place to pop in for a post-work drink with savouries and fritters on the menu. As for those drinks, we're told to expect "well-kept beers, carefully sourced low-intervention wines, cocktails and house soft drinks...along with espresso-based and filtered coffees."

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More about Molly’s Café

Where is it? 1 Geffrye Street, London, E2 8JH

When does it open? Terrace - 14 May. Inside 18 May 2021

Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @mollyscafehoxton


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