Coffee, black gold or the bean that stops me from committing GBH every morning is now doing more than merely waking up the masses, it’s combating homelessness in the capital too.
The Second Shot Cafe in Bethnal Green has combined London’s coffee culture with the fight to eradicated homelessness by hiring former rough sleepers, providing training & one-to-one support, food drives, community support activities, a pay-it-forward scheme where customers can prepay for items that can be claimed later by a person in need (loving that idea!), as well as a number of other initiatives that aim to help people reintegrate back into full time employment and ultimately a stable live style.
…I’m coming for a coffee and cake soon guys!
- The Place: Second Shot Cafe 475 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 9QH
- The Time: 7am-6pm Mon to Fri & 9am-7pm Sat & Sun
- Contact: For more information regarding Second Shot and their mission contact them at their Twitter page @
*Info used from the good people at Second Shot
*Images used from Twitter.com/secondshotcafe & instagram.com/secondshotcoffee