2 Cotall St, Poplar, London E14 6JR
From the people behind the E5 Bakehouse in London Fields, the E5 Roasthouse is a brand new cafe based in Poplar Union, overlooking Bartlett Park. It’s a lovely spot to stop for coffee, and with the Roasthouse specialising in – you guessed it – its own freshly roasted beans, it’s a must for caffeine junkies far and wide.
The food is frankly delicious, based on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favourites (think mezzes, soups and flatbreads), although prices are perhaps more in line with London Fields than Poplar…but with 30% of profits pledged to refugee charities its going to a good cause.
As for the baked goods, you can’t beat their fresh sourdough bread and cakes prepared on site or in London Fields.
Our verdict? An exciting addition to Poplar and well worth a visit.