Foodism 100: Best Café – the shortlist
The Best Café category, sponsored by Yeo Valley, celebrates London cafés putting environmental and social initiatives at the top of the agenda
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
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
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
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