New Central Street Café officially opened.

Situated in the heart of the EC1 Area of south Islington, the Central Street Café not only boasts an extensive delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner menu but it offers something truly special – all the profits of every drink, salad and piece of cake sold will go towards funding meals for the local community.

Following a successful soft launch, Central Street Café was ‘officially’ opened on Thursday 9th July by Masterchef winner and ambassador for Central Street Cookery School (run by St Luke’s Community Centre), Natalie Coleman, who volunteers her time for free to run cookery sessions for children during the summer holidays.

The launch party was held on the roof terrace

The launch party was held on the roof terrace

The official launch was a very pleasant affair held on a glorious summer’s evening on the new café’s roof terrace which will be brought into use for alfresco drinking and dining during clement weather.  Judging by the quality of the canapés being served at the launch, which were all prepared by the café, diners will be in for something of a treat.  It will open for a breakfast offering a wide range of breakfast specials and then throughout the day.  It is fully licensed offering a wide selection of quality wines and beers as well as cocktails and serves good coffee, and will be a great new venue for local residents and local business workers.

The very bright and cheerful cafe interior

The very bright and cheerful cafe interior

Whether it’s just popping in for a coffee, a lazy weekend brunch, cocktails on the roof terrace or a working lunch you’re after, the money raised by the Central Street Café will go towards covering the cost of running the ‘Over 55s Lunch Club’ which each year supplies 10,500 low cost, high quality meals to elderly people in need at St Luke’s Community Centre.  With an annual cost of £78,000 per year to run this much needed lunch club, the launch of the Central Street Café is going to have a valuable impact on the local area.

In addition, any further generated profit will also be reinvested in other charitable activities run by St. Luke’s, not owners or shareholders, so the local community will always be those who benefit.

It is located at 90 Central Street, EC1, as an integral part of St. Luke’s Community Centre

For more information visit www.centralstreetcafe.london or visit @CentralStCafe on Twitter.