Safe Haven: GreenHouse Cafe

Written by: Sophie Taylor

One of her main aims is to cure homesickness with her food.

When the apocalypse happened last November we found ourselves in Newington Green chatting to the locals about how they’d spend their last day on Earth.

One such apocalyptic local was Lottie who we found waiting for imminent rapture within the safe haven and collective workspace, GreenHouse.

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Secreted away from the hubbub of surrounding Green Lanes, this lush little wonderland provides a sanctuary for local artists, freelancers and all round creatives alike.

A suspended, swinging pod chair hangs at one end playing music from inbuilt speakers and surrounded by fresh flowers, succulents and Jurassic Park-esque plants. An ominous sign reads “Well Being Room” fixed to a bright white door leading to god-knows-where but we want to find out.

On further investigation it transpires this room is used as a media lab / conference room / yoga classroom. GreenHouse can be hired out for events, shows and classes whilst functioning as a rather pretty green co-working space.

The in-house cafe, Feest (meaning ‘to party’ in Dutch) is run by the wonderful foodie Lottie, who serves up tasty offerings from local food and drink suppliers.

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One of her main aims is to cure homesickness with her food. Having done her fair share of travelling, Lottie found that food was the main staple that could alleviate homesickness, reminding us of our own traditions and cultures.

She discovered the power it has to help bring people together, starting conversation and solidifying bonds. Now we can benefit from Lottie’s discoveries and taste her homemade creations from the heart of this sanctuary in upcoming Newington Green. 

Currently Feest is being used by imaginative, subversive supper club, The Literary Hour until the 11th September.

To enquire about events, classes and desk hire give them a bell on 020 7226 5537. 

GreenHouse, 49 Green Lanes, Mildmay Ward, N16 9BU

Photos by Mike Barry.

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