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Alba Caffe

Toynbee Studios

ALBA Caffe & Event Space logo
HoursOpen on weekdays from 9am – 4pm
LocationToynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Contact020 7247 5102

Alba Caffe and Event Space

The Artsadmin Canteen is home to Alba – an independent, female-owned business managed and run by Phoebe Hunt, alongside Chef Jessica Young.

The name Alba is inspired by the Italian word for ‘sunrise’ and ‘new beginnings.’ Its ethos is one of sustainability, hospitality and generosity, with strong influences from Italian café culture. Alba’s Mediterranean inspired menu changes weekly and seasonally, focused on hearty salads, nourishing soups, freshly baked focaccia and homemade treats.

Working with some of East London’s most ethical producers and suppliers – including Climpson & Sons Coffee, Estate Dairy, Ted’s Veg, E5 Bakehouse and Nemi Teas, Alba has a strong focus on both provenance and affordability.

Outside of cafe hours, Alba hosts seasonal supper clubs, yoga workshops, live music nights, community events and weekly aperitivo nights. It also caters for private parties, office lunches and corporate events. 

Check Alba’s most up to date opening times on Google Maps.

Follow Alba on Instagram at @albacaffelondon or visit their website