Coal House Café

The Coal House Café is open daily for delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch. We serve quality roasted coffee and homemade seasonal food with locally-sourced ingredients. We open every day 9am–4pm (final kitchen orders at 3.30pm).


Coal House Cafe (credit Penny Dixie)


Weekday Menu

Weekend Menu

Children’s Menu


Please also check the board for daily specials.


Ethical eating

The Coal House Café, managed by London Wildlife Trust, serves visitors to Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve. We are committed to offering a good selection of healthy and filling dishes and also providing allergen-free, vegetarian and vegan options, including homemade salads and vegetarian soups as our daily specials, plus gluten free bread at no extra cost.

Where possible we use local suppliers and support small businesses, such as Baldwins Butchers on Green Lanes and Breid Bakers, a sourdough baker from the East End. We even sell honey from The Local Honeyman, some of which is collected from hives on the reserve.

We encourage customers to consume our food and drinks in or outside the café, however, if you wish to take away your drinks, we use Vegware – compostable containers made from plants. Hackney Council accepts Vegware packaging in its compost waste collection service. And if you bring your own takeaway cup we offer double loyalty card stamps!

We are committed to developing our menu, ensuring we stay current with changes in legislation, food culture and changing dietary requirements for a healthy lifestyle.

Our staff are paid at least the London Living Wage and we provide health and wellbeing support as part of our standard employment package. Beyond this, we work hard to demonstrate our commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace, and place a strong emphasis on providing a positive, progressive and supportive working culture.

All profits generated by the Coal House Café are invested back into the running of the Woodberry Wetlands, conservation by London Wildlife Trust, and continuing free public access to the Wetlands.