Courtyard Cafe | Elephant and Castle

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  • Courtyard Cafe is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for breakfast and lunch from 10:00 to 15:00.

Group bookings and Event Space in London, Elephant & Castle

If you want to book a meal or hire the cafe for a bigger group on a different day or in the evening, please e-mail Ela at [email protected] or text 07806629166.

We also hire three additional event spaces at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London: two meditation rooms and a library for your next unique event.



Beautiful cafe in a Buddhist centre with indoor seating in an old courthouse, and outdoor seating in a peaceful garden. Fantastic vegetarian food and coffee. – Jonah Jones


It is a lovely cafe just off the busy street in Kennington. Breakfast was so yummy. Scones and pastries were out of the world. There’s a nice vibe to the place. All vegetarian options, I think. I spotted a high chair also. Would love to visit again. – Nath

Discover More About the Courtyard Cafe

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide delicious, nutritious food using ingredients that would otherwise go to waste. 

Through generous donations of surplus food, we create menus based on what fresh produce we have on the day. 

All our food is vegetarian, with vegan options available daily. We try to keep our prices affordable.

Please do not hesitate to ask for a complimentary meal if you cannot afford to pay. If you can pay more to further add to our free meals initiative you are also very welcome.

Our People

Former chefs from the Bonnington Café Cooks Collective, and Ela Ciecierska from our neighbour’s Roots and Shoots have been working with City Harvest to be able to offer nourishing meals to every café customer and also to offer complimentary meals and hot drinks to those in need.

Our Events

We are continuing our community workshops supported by the National Lottery Grant and the Mayor’s Fund for London.

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