Attendant Coffee

Friendly café housed in a reclaimed public toilet, with an exemplary approach to ethical sourcing that extends from coffee to crockery.

Various locations; the-attendant.com

Cafe from Crisis

A café run by charity Crisis, which seeks to help the homeless and ex-offenders into the world of work.

64 Commercial Street, E1 6LT; crisis.org.uk/get-involved/cafe-from-crisis

Central Street Cafe

All profits at this café go to support services at St Luke's Community Centre, which provides meals for local elderly people.

90 Central Street, EC1V 8AB; centralstreetcafe.london

Hackney Pirates

A Dalston café run by the eponymous charity, which helps improve literacy among schoolchildren in the borough and displays work from local artists.

138 Kingsland High St, E8 2NS; hackneypirates.org

My Jamii Café

Not-for-profit South East London café that provides training and work placements for young people with low educational attainment, minimal literacy and limited job opportunities.

3 Honor Oak, SE23 1DX; myjamiicafe.com

Over Under

Earl’s Court café with a focus on ethical and sustainable sourcing, which provides a regular platform for young local musicians and artists.

181A Earls Court Road, SW5 9RB; overundercoffee.com

Paper & Cup

A not-for-profit coffee shop run by the Spitalfields Crypt Trust, Paper & Cup trains and employs those recovering from addiction.

18 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP; paperandcup.co.uk

Redemption Roasters

The café hub for the HMP Aylesbury prison-based roaster of the same name, which trains current inmates in speciality coffee and seeks to employ them upon release.

84b Lamb's Conduit St, WC1N 3LR; redemptionroasters.com

Spike + Earl

A speciality café that also serves as the headquarters for Old Spike Roastery, a bean-to-cup operation that helps the homeless.

31 Peckham Road, SE5 8UB; spikeandearl.com

The Canvas Café

Spitalfields café that promotes happiness and mental wellbeing through food, coffee and creative expression.

42 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL; thecanvascafe.org