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Arts Bar & Café

Toynbee Studios

The Arts Bar & Café is closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Monday 1 February 2021.

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Join us for Bangla-inspired home cooked lunch on Wednesdays

HoursMonday-Friday, 10.30am-2.30pm
LocationToynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Contact020 7247 5102

The Arts Bar and Café offers a vibrant, cultural setting on the edge of the City and east London for eating, drinking, meetings, socialising, networking and showcasing artists and art.

The café is vegetarian and offers a sustainably and ethically-sourced menu, in line with Artsadmin’s values and environmental policy and action plan.

The café serves hot and cold drinks, juices, pastries, sandwiches, snacks, independent beers and ales, and European wines.

Our cakes are made by Tati which is part of OITIJ-JO Collective, a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation that creates a platform for and champions Bangla creativity.

Bangla-inspired #TatiLunch Special
£5.50. Cooked by Tati chefs.
Pre-order by emailing or direct message @Tati.Canteen on Instagram and pay OITIJ-JO Paypal, collect from 12.30-2pm.

View our drinks menu

Cafe interior

Planning an event?

We provide catering for different scales and budgets for those hiring spaces at Toynbee Studios. Visit our catering page and spaces for hire to find out more.

Good food & drink

In line with Artsadmin’s commitment to embed sustainability in everything we do, our café team has taken great care to find ethical suppliers.

Coffee and cake

Coffee from Redemption Roasters, which runs roasters and barista training programmes in prisons to skill up inmates and help them find employment after their release.

We offer 3 different milk alternatives – almond, soya and oat. The cow milk we use is Brades Farm Milk, which is from a farm that adopts a sustainable approach and has been in the same family for 14-generations. Brades Farm Milk were one of the first farms in the UK to feed their cows with Mootral, a natural feed supplement that reduces methane emissions from cows by 30%.

Birchall teas, a family-run producer with Rainforest Alliance Certification and plastic-free, glue-free tea bags.

We use as little as plastic as possible and recycle as much as we can.

Our coffee and juice cups, paper straws and take away boxes are all compostable.

Two Farmers crisps, the UK’s only crisps to be packaged in 100% compostable bags.

Many of our wines are organic, vegan or vegetarian.