Over lockdown, e5 Roasthouse closed for refurbishment. And with that comes, not just a brand new cafe and bakery, but a new name! Please meet e5 Poplar Bakehouse!
e5 Poplar Bakehouse
e5 Poplar Bakehouse run their cafe, bakery & coffee roastery from Poplar Union, where they bake their freshly-milled sourdough loaves and pastries on site. There is also a small shop and deli within the space, with loose vegetables, fruit and herbs often coming from their organic farm in Suffolk, as well as products made in-house such as jams, chutneys and granola. The fridges are stocked full of products from their suppliers, e.g. cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy and milk from Ivy House Farm available for customers to buy. They also have their stone-milled flour for sale, and small-batch coffee beans, roasted on site.
They are still running their online shop, which you can order from here.
8am – 3pm Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Cafe phone: 020 7537 2979
For more information and to learn more about e5 Bakehouse, visit here.
HISTORY OF e5 ROASTHOUSE
In September 2017, e5 opened the doors of a new café called e5 Roasthouse, situated in Poplar Union. One of their aims for opening the new cafe was to provide training and employment for the participants who had taken part in our Just Bread refugee training programme (since re-named the Not Just Bread programme). E5 has been running this programme in collaboration with the Refugee Council since 2013 and it continues to be an important part of the work they do.
Along with roasting coffee, they were making flatbreads, and serving breakfast, lunch, pizzas, cakes and pastries. Their lunch options were inspired by flavours from the Mediterranean and Levant regions, and were organic and sustainably sourced where possible.
During the pandemic the Roasthouse closed for refurbishment and reopened in autumn 2020 as e5 Poplar Bakehouse! This included a bakery space which meant they could broaden their offering to include sourdough, croissants and other baked goods. They continue to serve seasonal breakfast, lunches and brunch and not only cook and bake but regularly host pizza and baking courses which you can book online here.e5 Bakehouse396 Mentmore Terrace, E8 3PH020 8525 2890
Poplar Bakehouse3a Cotall Street, E14 6TL020 7537 2979