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

  • June 2, 2020 6:10 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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Posted 2 months ago

Doors closed last night.

See you on the other side!

Stay safe.

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Stay safe you xxxx

Posted 3 months ago

Hi all you lovely Trewsers,

We are currently still open, and are keeping up to date with advice from the government and NHS. We always take the health and safety of our customers and employees very seriously. In this light, we have decided not to accept any reusable coffee cups for the foreseeable future. Please do not be offended if we do not accept your cup. Be assured that we are maintaining an extremely high level of cleanliness and a thorough sterilising regime throughout the day.

If you are a member of the recovery community who uses our facilities for fellowship meetings, please contact them directly to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are unsure, contact us and we will endeavour to help.

Amid this time of uncertainty, be kind. Think of others. Check in with those you love, neighbours , friends, but if you feel unwell or have reason to believe that you have been exposed, then take care of yourselves and others and stay at home.

Love always.

Trews

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Posted 5 months ago

Happy Friday 20th everyone!!!! Today marks the end of 2019 for us as we will be closed from 4pm and back open on Monday 6th January.

Thanks for all your support & see you in 2020 for more coffee, chats, and toasties.

Much love.

The Trew Era gang

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS! 🎉🎄🎅🏻

Love to you all xxx

Posted 7 months ago

When you try to make a nice plate of food for a child & it becomes a bit creepy.... 🙈🤔🤣

#cafe #foodface #foodoftheday #socialenterprise #charity #treweracafe #eggs #breakfast #lunch
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When you try to make a nice plate of food for a child & it becomes a bit creepy.... 🙈🤔🤣#cafe #foodface #foodoftheday #socialenterprise #charity #treweracafe #eggs #breakfast #lunch

Posted 7 months ago

* Foodie Fido Fundraiser for DOTS *

TREW TREATS
12 - 1pm,
2 November 2019
Trew Era Cafe, N1

The Trew Era Cafe will be hosting an event especially for Dogs! On Saturday, 2 November at 12pm, your bestie will be pulling you to TREW TREATS, where they can try samples of holistic dog treats which you, their dedicated guardian, can learn how to create.

Recipes presented by canine cuisiniere, Natty Mason, will cover methods including dehydrating, baking, chia gels, fermenting to kefir making, thereby enabling you with knowledge on how to make fresh + nourishing treats at half the price and double the vibrancy to what you can find in the shops. So Time To Get Drooling!

Entry is Free * This is a Fundraising event for DOTS - Dogs On The Streets so all Donations are most welcome <3 *
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* Foodie Fido Fundraiser for DOTS *TREW TREATS
12 - 1pm,
2 November 2019
Trew Era Cafe, N1The Trew Era Cafe will be hosting an event especially for Dogs! On Saturday, 2 November at 12pm, your bestie will be pulling you to TREW TREATS, where they can try samples of holistic dog treats which you, their dedicated guardian, can learn how to create.Recipes presented by canine cuisiniere, Natty Mason, will cover methods including dehydrating, baking, chia gels, fermenting to kefir making, thereby enabling you with knowledge on how to make fresh + nourishing treats at half the price and double the vibrancy to what you can find in the shops. So Time To Get Drooling!Entry is Free * This is a Fundraising event for DOTS - Dogs On The Streets so all Donations are most welcome

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I can’t get there at this time... but I’ll get back next month ☕️

Posted 7 months ago

Another Polaroid for our big old wall of happy faces - our new friends from Seattle! Sorry it's blurry!! 🙈

#polaroid #photowall #newfriends #seattle #cafe #socialenterprise #charity #comesayhi #supportlocalbusiness #shoplocal
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Another Polaroid for our big old wall of happy faces - our new friends from Seattle! Sorry its blurry!! 🙈#polaroid #photowall #newfriends #seattle #cafe #socialenterprise #charity #comesayhi #supportlocalbusiness #shoplocal