Café From Crisis is an award-winning training café and social enterprise in the heart of Spitalfields.
For 15 years we have worked to end homelessness through practical hospitality and catering training whilst serving fresh and socially conscious food and coffee in a bustling café. Through technical training such as kitchen craft and barista skills, our members can gain qualifications and confidence in a public-facing environment where they are supported on their journey out of homelessness.
Since 2008, half our trainees have come through local charity Switchback, who support young men recently released from prison with intensive one-to-one support alongside their training at Café From Crisis.
By choosing responsible, socially-focused suppliers like The Dusty Knuckle, Fareshare and Dalstons, we can ensure our positive reach spreads to the wider community. Our coffee is no exception to these high standards. 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 will be sold through high street and online retailers and will 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.
Address: Cafe from Crisis, 64 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm
Tel: 020 7426 5681
Trains: Aldgate East and Liverpool Street
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.
The Crisis cafe training programme is an opportunity for people that are experiencing homeless to gain customer service, barista training and professional cooking skills in a real working kitchen and cafe environment.
I never thought I would be working in coffee but I knew the moment that I did the barista training I had a passion for it. Sully