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.

Open hours today: 8:30 am - 4:30 am
  • 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


  • February 18, 2020 12:39 am local time

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Notes on location

Nearest station ~ Hoxton

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  • Phone

    020 7729 9229

  • Address

    30 Whitmore Road, London, UK

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