55 East Kitchen is a professionally run community cafe with social impact at its heart. Our coffee and seasonal food is all locally sourced from independent South London businesses.

Our team includes baristas who trained with Change Please and Well Grounded, charities that help homeless and vulnerable people by providing them with skills training.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday

10am – 4pm



20% student and OAP discount on all food and drinks

Current Exhibition

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A Tale of Two Southwarks

Southwark ‘is a product both of its rich history and a modern makeover.’

Inspired by the borough’s diversity, contrasts and challenges, Suchi Chidambaram, an oil painter, and John Pheasant, a photographer, set out to capture ‘A Tale of Two Southwarks’. The exhibition comprises oil paintings on canvas, photographs printed on dibond and mixed media, to create images which draw attention to the diversity and contrasts which make the two Southwarks.

Suchi and John’s  ambition is to encourage visitors to reflect on the borough’s diversity and contrasts, and to engage with its challenges.

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