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Delicious, sustainable and ethically-sourced catering options from Alba available with space hire at Toynbee Studios.

The Artsadmin Canteen is home to Alba Caffè and Event Space, 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. Their Mediterranean-inspired menu changes weekly and seasonally, focusing 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.

Whether you’re looking to host a private party in the space or arrange catering for a group of actors in one of Artsadmin’s studios, Alba has a range of catering and event options.

Alba’s team can provide gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Please inform us at the time of booking your catering of any allergies or special dietary requirements.

Make an enquiry

To place an order or make a catering enquiry please contact Samuel Skoog at