The Bonnington Cafe: Great Food – Good Vibes

Photographic image by geir.engene@gmail.com

There’s been a community café at the Bonnington Centre for over 40 years, serving vegetarian and vegan food from an ever-changing kaleidoscope of cuisines and cooks. We’ve now reopened with a fresh mix of much-loved ingredients, here in the green oasis of Bonnington Square. The Café is today directly managed by the community –  you can follow the original cooks’ collective here.

  • Affordable! Mains are up to £12, Starters and Puddings up to £5
  • Vegetarian/Vegan only
  • Cooks and menus change each night
  • Open 6:00pm – 10:30pm Tuesday to Saturday nights
  • Open 11am – 3pm for brunch on Sundays
  • Open for community lunches on Tuesdays 11-2PM with Roots & Shoots
  • Check the evenings we are presently open below

How To Book

Choose your date from the schedule below, then phone or text the cook listed for that night first (Please note that we have different cooks each night) – or our Cafe organiser Natalia – and book a table with them. You can also turn up on the night, and our cooks will see if they can fit you in.

Please note the Bonnington Café is unlicenced to serve alcohol. You’re welcome to bring your own – we charge a small corkage fee per bottle.

Takeaways are available –  please order and collect at the Café.

If you are interested in holding catered events at the Café outside our listed hours, please email our organiser in the first instance. Private arrangements with cooks are only permitted on BCCA premises with our express permission.  

Address:
11 Vauxhall Grove
Vauxhall SW8 1TD

Cafe Organiser:
Natalia Boteva: cafeadmin@bonningtoncentre.org or (07999) 953512

Detailed view
Overview

Friday 14th of June

Hind Danoun

Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia.

To book a table for Friday 14th of June, call or text Hind on 07597446957

Saturday 15th of June

Anya

Making her first appearance of the weekend is Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café who’s returned after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities. An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Saturday the 15th of June, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Sunday 16th of June

Anya

Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.

An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Sunday the 16th of June, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Tuesday 18th of June

Community lunches with Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 18th of June, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 18th of June

Twodogs Taco Tuesdays

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

They are doing Tacos Tuesday now and it’s a bargain- everything £4!!

To book a table for the evening of Tuesday 18th of June, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Wednesday 19th of June

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 19th of June, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 20th of June

Misiek

Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours!

To book a table for Thursday 20th of June, call or text Misiek on 07435 618721

Friday 21st of June

Hind Danoun

Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia.

To book a table for Friday 21st of June, call or text Hind on 07597446957

Saturday 22nd of June

Vic Conran

Local resident Vic enjoys bringing creative cooking to seasonal ingredients, making recipes to bring out their very best. Vic uses imagination to combine flavour, colour and texture and to inventing fun names for dishes bringing humour to her menus.

To book a table for Saturday 22nd of June, call or text Vic on 07949229256

Sunday 23rd of June

Twodogs

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

To book a table for Sunday the 23rd of June, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Tuesday 25th of June

Community lunches with Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 25th of June, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 25th of June

Out on Tuesday- Queer Night

Out on Tuesday! is a place to meet up with friends, hang out, to go on a date or just be in a safe, queer space, where pronouns are respected and all LGBTQ+ are welcome.

We’ll start bi-monthly and if demand is there grow to once a month.
Out on Tuesday! will offer affordable food and drinks and there’s no entrance charge like a lot of venues in London

4pm-6pm
Tea and Cakes VE/V/GF
6pm – 10pm
Serving hot and cold VE/V/GF
All dishes at £5
Sharing plates £15

Out on Tuesday! is a BYOB event with no pressure to use alcohol. Teas, coffee hot chocolate and soft drinks available.

Please come and bring your love, light and creativity to sparkle in the night and let our community know a new space is coming to town.

Contact for bookings and/or if you’d like to do any performances…

Pippa on 07909440836

Wednesday 26th of June

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 26th of June, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 27th of June

Misiek

Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours!

To book a table for Thursday 27th of June, call or text Misiek on 07435 618721

Friday 28th of June

Florence Creffield + Paul McKay

Florence is part of the old cooks collective and runs guest chef pop-up nights once a month! Her last two nights here were really cool partnerships: first one with a full delicious Palestinian menu Fundraiser night- all proceeds went to Gaza, second one was a collaboration with Ling Lings. This month she will be cooking with Paul Mckay that cooks at the Headway Eats Supperclubs.

To book a table for Friday 28th of June, call or text Florence on 07806692281

Saturday 29th of June

Twodogs

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

To book a table for Sunday the 29th of June, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Sunday 30th of June

Anya

Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.

An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Sunday the 30th of June, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Tuesday 2nd of July

Community lunches with Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 2nd of July, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 2nd of July

Twodogs Taco Tuesdays

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

They are doing Tacos Tuesday now and it’s a bargain- everything £4!!

To book a table for Tuesday the 2nd of July, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Wednesday 3rd of July

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 3rd of July, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 4th of July

Misiek

Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours!

To book a table for Thursday 4th of July, call or text Misiek on 07435 618721

Friday 5th of July

Hind Danoun

Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia.

To book a table for Friday 5th of July, call or text Hind on 07597446957

Saturday 6th of July

Vic Conran

Local resident Vic enjoys bringing creative cooking to seasonal ingredients, making recipes to bring out their very best. Vic uses imagination to combine flavour, colour and texture and to inventing fun names for dishes bringing humour to her menus.

To book a table for Saturday 6th of July, call or text Vic on 07949229256

Sunday 7th of July

Twodogs

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

To book a table for Sunday the 7th of July, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Tuesday 9th of July

Roots & Shoots Community Lunches

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 9th of July, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 9th of July

TBC

TBC

Wednesday 10th of July

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 10th of July, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 11th of July

Misiek

Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours!

To book a table for Thursday 11th of July, call or text Misiek on 07435 618721

Friday 12th of July

Hind Danoun

Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia.

To book a table for Friday 12th of July, call or text Hind on 07597446957

Saturday 13th of July

Twodogs

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

To book a table for Saturday the 13th of July, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Sunday 14th of July

Anya

Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.

An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Sunday the 14th of July, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Tuesday 16th of July

Roots & Shoots Community Lunches

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 16th of July, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 16th of July

TBC

TBC

Wednesday 17th of July

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 17th of July, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 18th of July

Misiek

Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours!

To book a table for Thursday 18th of July, call or text Misiek on 07435 618721

Friday 19th of July

Florence Creffield + Kaly Aluvihare

Florence is part of the old cooks collective and runs guest chef pop-up nights once a month! Her last three nights here were really cool partnerships: first one with a full delicious Palestinian menu Fundraiser night- all proceeds went to Gaza, second one was a collaboration with Ling Lings and last one to date with Paul McKay who cooks at the Headway Eats Supperclubs. This one will be with Kaly Aluvihare, currently cooking at the Prince Arthur in Dalston, previously at the Allotment Kitchen at Stepney City Farm.

To book a table for Friday 19th of July, call or text Florence on 07806692281

Saturday 20th of July

Vic Conran

Local resident Vic enjoys bringing creative cooking to seasonal ingredients, making recipes to bring out their very best. Vic uses imagination to combine flavour, colour and texture and to inventing fun names for dishes bringing humour to her menus.

To book a table for Saturday 20th of July, call or text Vic on 07949229256

Sunday 21st of July

Anya

Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.

An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Sunday the 21st of July, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Tuesday 23rd of July

Roots & Shoots Community Lunches

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 23rd of July, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 23rd of July

TBC

TBC

Wednesday 24th of July

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 24th of July, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Thursday 25th of July

TBC

TBC

Friday 26th of July

Hind Danoun

Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia.

To book a table for Friday 26th of July, call or text Hind on 07597446957

Saturday 27th of July

Twodogs

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

To book a table for Saturday the 27th of July, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Sunday 28th of July

Anya

Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.

Specialising in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.

An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.

To book a table for Sunday the 28th of July, call or text Anya on 07763144010

Tuesday 30th of July

Roots & Shoots Community Lunches

Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

To book a table for Tuesday the 30th of July, call or text Ela on 07806629166

Tuesday 30th of July

Twodogs Taco Tuesdays

Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

They are doing Tacos Tuesday now and it’s a bargain- everything £4!!

To book a table for Tuesday the 30th of July, call or text Jen on 07967712050

Wednesday 31st of July

Arfa Shah

The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.”

To book a table for Wednesday 31st of July, call or text Arfa on 07833 582133

Date Person Description Contact for booking
Thursday 13th of June Misiek Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours! Misiek on

07435 618721

 

Friday 14th of June Hind Danoun Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia. Hind on

07597446957

 

Saturday 15th of June Twodogs Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

Jen

on 07967712050

Sunday 16th of June Anya
Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.
Specializing in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.
An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.
Anya

on 07763144010

Tuesday 18th of June Community Lunches with Roots and Shoots Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

Ela

on 07806629166

Tuesday 18th of June Twodogs Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

They are doing Tacos Tuesday now and it’s a bargain- everything £4!!

Jen

on 07967712050

Wednesday 19th of June Arfa Shah The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.” Arfa

on 07833 582133

Thursday 20th of June Misiek Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours! Misiek

on 07435 618721

Friday 21st of June Hind Danoun Hind is from Syria and came here six years ago. She studied philosophy in Syria and wanted to find a new home. It was hard for her to feel like she belonged in a different country. She thought about how to create a place that felt like home. Hind decided to use cooking to show her culture. She started making her mom’s recipes and really liked cooking. She added her own ideas and then started her own business called Utopia. Hind

on 07597446957

Saturday 22nd of June Vic Conran Local resident Vic enjoys bringing creative cooking to seasonal ingredients, making recipes to bring out their very best. Vic uses imagination to combine flavour, colour and texture and to inventing fun names for dishes bringing humour to her menus. Vic

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Sunday 23rd of June Twodogs Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

Jen

on 07967712050

Tuesday 25th of June Community Lunches with Roots and Shoots Roots and Shoots is an independent, award-winning educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. From a derelict site in 1982, it has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish. We provide accessible and positive vocational and educational opportunities for young Londoners with special educational needs, empowering them to develop new skills, build confidence and gain employment experience to help them reach their potential and prepare for the world of work.

Roots and Shoots internship programme is serving community meals to local residents at the Bonnington Cafe on Tuesdays 11-2PM.

Their goal is to provide a practical, hands-on catering experience for neurodiverse students from Roots and Shoots where they will assist a chef in preparation of healthy, vegetarian lunches for local residents in a community cafe.

Lunch is served on “pay forward” principles and the payment will be a donation- whatever the customer is able to afford. For those in difficult financial situations the meals will be completely free of charge- no questions asked.

Ela

on 07806629166

Tuesday 25th of June Out on Tuesday!
Out on Tuesday! is a place to meet up with friends, hang out, to go on a date or just be in a safe, queer space, where pronouns are respected and all LGBTQ+ are welcome.
We’ll start bi-monthly and if demand is there grow to once a month.
Out on Tuesday! will offer affordable food and drinks and there’s no entrance charge like a lot of venues in London
4pm-6pm
Tea and Cakes VE/V/GF
6pm – 10pm
Serving hot and cold VE/V/GF
All dishes at £5
Sharing plates £15
Out on Tuesday! is a BYOB event with no pressure to use alcohol. Teas, coffee hot chocolate and soft drinks available.
Please come and bring your love, light and creativity to sparkle in the night and let our community know a new space is coming to town.
Contact for bookings and/or if you’d like to do any performances…
Pippa

on 07909440836

Wednesday 26th of June Arfa Shah The excellent Arfa Shah returns to the Café, with her dazzling synergy of Asian and European vegan and vegetarian dishes. “I have a passion for cooking and have been cooking for over 20 years,” she tells us. “I am an innovative chef with a creative flair in a five star hotel (Michelin star). And I’ve adapted my style to accommodate classic European with Asian cuisine.” Arfa

on 07833 582133

Thursday 27th of June Misiek Back with us at the Bonnington Café for his regular Vegan Thursdays is former longtime resident cook Misiek, whose Polish-influenced dishes are bursting with seasonal flavours! Misiek

on 07435 618721

Friday 28th of June Florence Creffield + Guest Florence is part of the old cooks collective and runs guest chef pop-up nights once a month! Her last two nights here were really cool partnerships: first one with a full delicious Palestinian menu Fundraiser night- all proceeds went to Gaza, second one was a collaboration with Ling Lings. We can’t wait to see what she’s got planned for us in June, more info to follow. Florence

on 07806692281

Saturday 29th of June Twodogs Newish to the Bonnington Café are Twodogs’ Jen and Vic, who are bringing US vegetarian comfort food with a British accent.

It’s all the food you’ve heard about from America and the local, regional things you might not have. Cooked from scratch using seasonal British ingredients. Incorporating elements of British cuisine. Their food is fun, tasty and gives respect to both nations’ history and food cultures.

Jen

on 07967712050

Sunday 30th of June Anya
Anya, an experienced chef at Bonnington Café, returns after a break with a renewed focus on holistic cooking. With a background in wellness, herbalism, and naturopathy, Anya seamlessly integrates these elements into her dishes, offering a unique culinary experience.
Specializing in plant-based, mostly vegan cuisine, Anya’s dishes showcase the natural flavours of her ingredients. Her dedication to sustainability and holistic living extends beyond the kitchen, as she is also the owner of a detox company and an herbalist to celebrities.
An accomplished author and TV expert on natural lifestyle, Anya invites you to savour her wholesome and innovative creations at Bonnington Café.
Anya on 07763144010