About this Recovery Place

The Trew Era Café is a social enterprise run by The Forward Trust offering ex-offenders and people in recovery the opportunity to access real work experience in a supportive environment. The cafe gives people the skills and experience in working in a professional environment.

 

The cafe was opened by comedian, actor and authour Russell Brand in March 2015, funded by the profits of his book “Revolution”. The café name and logo came from its location, the New Era Estate and from Brand’s web series The Trews.

 

Our mission is to employ former drug users in "abstinence-based recovery" and support them into work.’

 

The café is located on the New Era council estate. In 2014 Russell Brand supported local residents in their campaign to stop the estate being sold off.

 

In 2016 Russell Brand donated the café to The Forward Trust (then RAPt), a rehabilitation charity which supports people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction and crime. Brand remains a Patron of Forward. The café is still making cappuccinos for all of New Era estates residents and customers from across the world.

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  • Monday

    8:30 am - 4:30 am

  • Tuesday

    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Thursday

    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    N/A

  • July 21, 2019 6:13 am local time

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Nearest station ~ Hoxton

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  • Phone
    020 7729 9229
  • Address
    30 Whitmore Road, London, UK
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Posted 4 days ago

***super summer salad alert***

One of our super chefs, Daniel, has rustled up this amazingly tasty vegan salad:

Carrot & summer squash with a green tahini dressing, topped with pomegranate seeds

#vegan #salad #veganfood #freshsalad #freshfood #eatyourgreens #cafe #lunch #charity #socialenterprise #supportlocal #treweracafe #hoxton
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***super summer salad alert***One of our super chefs, Daniel, has rustled up this amazingly tasty vegan salad:Carrot & summer squash with a green tahini dressing, topped with pomegranate seeds#vegan #salad #veganfood #freshsalad #freshfood #eatyourgreens #cafe #lunch #charity #socialenterprise #supportlocal #treweracafe #hoxton

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This looks great! ❤️

Posted 5 days ago

Cyclists! We need you!

Get on your bike this September for Forward (the charity that runs Trew Era Cafe) and help ex-offenders and people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol #addiction to get the help they desperately need to transform their lives.

Sign up today: buff.ly/2QWHzMH

#supportrecovery #addictionrecovery #treweracafe #charity #charitybikeride #londontobrighton #londontobrightonbikeride #onyerbike
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Cyclists! We need you!Get on your bike this September for Forward (the charity that runs Trew Era Cafe) and help ex-offenders and people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol #addiction to get the help they desperately need to transform their lives.Sign up today: https://buff.ly/2QWHzMH#supportrecovery #addictionrecovery #treweracafe #charity #charitybikeride #londontobrighton #londontobrightonbikeride #onyerbike

Posted 4 weeks ago

Kel & Zara enjoying our homemade Peach Iced Tea in the sunshine of our garden!!! Come down and join us
💥🔥👌🍑

#summer #sunsout #garden #urbangarden #icedtea #homemade #cafe #socialenterprise #hackney #hoxton #treweracafe #hellosunshine #london
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Kel & Zara enjoying our homemade Peach Iced Tea in the sunshine of our garden!!!   Come down and join us
💥🔥👌🍑#summer #sunsout #garden #urbangarden #icedtea #homemade #cafe #socialenterprise #hackney #hoxton #treweracafe #hellosunshine #london

Posted 1 month ago

Throwback Thursday to our 4th birthday celebrations with the amazing Xander & The Peace Pirates, here with our main man Gary. Good times!!

#throwbackthursday #throwback #tbt #xanderandthepeacepirates #cafe #goodtimes #gig #forcharity #socialenterprise #charity #treweracafe #hackney #hoxton
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Throwback Thursday to our 4th birthday celebrations with the amazing Xander & The Peace Pirates, here with our main man Gary. Good times!!#throwbackthursday #throwback #tbt #xanderandthepeacepirates #cafe #goodtimes #gig #forcharity #socialenterprise #charity #treweracafe #hackney #hoxton

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What a great night this was!!! 🤗🤗

Posted 2 months ago

****** FOR SALE *****

Hey London (or further afield buddies!)! We are getting a new smaller machine to fit into our cosy little cafe so we are selling our tasty machine. It's a Faema Teorema A3, 3 group espresso machine. Comes in great nick with regularly services on it, only 4 years old.

If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, get in touch! [email protected] . The machine is still hooked up at the moment so can be viewed while working.

Thanks!!!

#coffee #coffeemachine #coffeemachineforsale #espresso #espressomachine #espressomachineforsale #hoxton #shoreditch #hackney #newbusiness #cafe
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****** FOR SALE *****Hey London (or further afield buddies!)! We are getting a new smaller machine to fit into our cosy little cafe so we are selling our tasty machine. Its a Faema Teorema A3, 3 group espresso machine. Comes in great nick with regularly services on it, only 4 years old.If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, get in touch! treweracafe@gmail.com . The machine is still hooked up at the moment so can be viewed while working.Thanks!!!#coffee #coffeemachine #coffeemachineforsale #espresso #espressomachine #espressomachineforsale #hoxton #shoreditch #hackney #newbusiness #cafe

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Would you like me to share for you? Xxxx

Sell it on fb marketplace too

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Posted 2 months ago

Tasty vegan alert!!!!

We are absolutely loving these brownies from Charlie Brownies - vegan & GF double chip, and GF salted caramel.... 👌🏻👍🏻🍫

Fresh batch just delivered so come grab yours 😘😋

#vegan #vegantreats #veganbrownies #charliebrownies #cafe #treats #brownie #hackney #shoreditch #hoxton #socialenterprise #charity #lunch #getoutoftheoffice #supportlocal #treweracafe
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Tasty vegan alert!!!!We are absolutely loving these brownies from Charlie Brownies - vegan & GF double chip, and GF salted caramel.... 👌🏻👍🏻🍫Fresh batch just delivered so come grab yours 😘😋#vegan #vegantreats #veganbrownies #charliebrownies #cafe #treats #brownie #hackney #shoreditch #hoxton #socialenterprise #charity #lunch #getoutoftheoffice #supportlocal #treweracafe

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They look gorgeous 💜💜

They look gorgeous 💜💜