Neighbourhood café Wood St Coffee have reopened in a brand new space designed and created by resident members of the metal, wood and design workspace, Blackhorse Workshop. Walthamstow’s Wood St Coffee have moved into a beautiful new space to continue giving the community their daily caffeine fix and weekend brunch. The cafe collaborated with designers of the workshop, such as Matthew Leung from Turner Prize winning architects Assemble for the overall layout of the café, a room that is open and breezy, perfect for weekday freelancers, coffee drinkers and resident families. The counter, seating and storage were made by award winning bespoke furniture makers, Thom and Herb at Wilson Palmer and the additional bar seating was made by Bruce Saunders. Saunders used London Plane trees from Camden which would have otherwise been turned into chippings for playgrounds. With a bright white pegboard backdrop and pops of primary colours in the lighting by Charles Letherby, the space offers a sense of ease and simplicity. At the core of Wood St Coffee is, of course, to deliver great coffee to their neighbourhood. The café rotates its roasters such as Counter Roastery, Modern Standard and Climpson & Sons who offered immense support, training and equipment advice in the early days of their pop-ups. Currently they are working with Hackney based Dark Arts which Wood St Coffee co-owner Gareth Reid says has “Consistently delicious coffee and are great guys to work with.” Alongside their coffee has always been a thoughtful food offer. They source their pastries from local bakery Artisan Foods in Hackney Wick, and their weekday breakfast menu includes comforting Homemade Granola with Greek yoghurt, seasonal fruit & honey and Smashed Avocado on Toast. At lunch you can tuck into a Sourdough Cheese Toastie with a bowl of daily changing homemade soup like Jerusalem Artichoke or Sweet Potato & Red Lentil. For something sweet, Gareth takes credit for making the nourishing Granola Bars and rich Chocolate Brownies. Their hearty antipodean style brunch menu, created by resident Aussie chef Ruth Arnold, is just right for the hardworking members of the workshop and Walthamstow inhabitants. Their signature dish would have to be “The Breakfast Stack” which includes a potato cake, halloumi, poached egg, roasted vine tomatoes, spiced tomato relish and a perfectly ripe avocado.
Monday (Easter Monday) 9:30AM–5:30PM Hours might differ Tuesday 9:30AM–5:30PM Wednesday 9:30AM–5:30PM Thursday 9:30AM–5:30PM Friday (Good Friday) 9:30AM–5:30PM Hours might differ Saturday 9:30AM–5:30PM Sunday 10AM–4PM