Cafe from Crisis

Cafe to end homelessness. Our cafes serve delicious food and drink and provide training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Cafe to end homelessness

Café from Crisis works to end homelessness through practical hospitality training whilst serving fresh and socially conscious food and coffee in our bustling cafés.

Through technical training such as kitchen craft and barista skills, members can gain qualifications and confidence in a public facing environment where they are supported on their journey out of homelessness. We give trainees practical skills, refreshed confidence and the industry knowledge to equip them for future opportunities. Meanwhile, our customers eat and drink with us knowing that every purchase they make will help end homelessness.

Crisis has partnered with Volcano Coffee Works to create an ethically sourced and unique coffee to be sold in cafés and shops across the UK. The partnership will also provide an extension of our retail and café traineeship that offers employment training and opportunities to our members to help them into work.

Crisis Coffee is sold in each of our cafes, through high street and online retailers to raise vital funds for our work. We hope that supporters and partners of Crisis will purchase the coffee and help do a little good whilst drinking a brew.

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Find your nearest Cafe from Crisis


Address: Cafe from Crisis, 64 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm

Tel: 020 7426 5681

Email: cafe.london@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Aldgate East and Liverpool Street

Our cafe

Our first ever cafe opened in August 2004. Located at Crisis HQ in the heart of east London on the vibrant Commercial Street, just a stone’s throw away from Spitalfields and Brick Lane.

We have another Cafe in London in our Finsbury Park Shop.

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Address: 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Opening hours: Closed

Tel: 01865 263 972

Email: cafe.oxford@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Oxford

Our cafe

Our Oxford café is now permanently closed.

We’re now focusing on supporting our staff to find new roles and making sure our clients continue to receive support to leave homelessness behind for good through our Oxford Skylight service. We’re incredibly grateful to our wonderful staff and loyal community of customers for their ongoing support.

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