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2 November 2009

The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green

The Gallery Cafe, in Bethnal Green, is a pleasant oasis beside the York Hall leisure centre and the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood. The cafe is run by St Margarets House Settlement, a charity devoted to providing space, opportunities and support to charities and community organisations in Tower Hamlets.

It is all vegetarian, but don't let that put you off, as the cafe has a great atmosphere with reasonably priced drinks and a lovely conservatory, looking out onto a pretty little garden.

There is free wifi internet, and enough tables that you will hopefully not struggle for a seat. There is also a useful community noticeboard if you're looking for other things to do in the area. The Gallery has an alcohol license and holds free weekly live music on Fridays, and open mic nights on Wednesdays. There are also comedy nights and art exhibitions.

The cafe is a short walk from Bethnal Green Tube. For more information, visit

****Update November 2013 - The Gallery have been in touch to tell us "We’ve changed the format of our events and there is now a monthly open mic night, rather than a weekly one...we host a range of arts, music, film, and foodie events, the details of which can be found here: http://thegallerycafe.wordpress.com/whatson/"****


  1. Hello there,

    Thanks for blogging about us!

    Kind Regards,


  2. Absolutely Exquisite. I highly recommend this cafe to anyone, veggie or not.

  3. Samantha, I agree and Siobhan it is a pleasure.

    It's a fantastic place.