Old Spike Roastery is achieving big things given it’s tiny size. A small unit on Peckham Rye, it’s different from every other coffee shop I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting for one reason: In addition to the in-house roasting setup and cafe space, it’s a social enterprise, set up to fight homelessness in the local area.
That’s a pretty big mission for a cafe, but the team at Old Spike provide expert training, housing and a job for local homeless people, in the hope that this will be a stepping stone towards long-term employment. So when you hit Old Spike for a coffee, there’s a feel good factor that comes with your caffeine fix! You can read Lucy’s story here.
Check the opening hours before visiting, as the cafe is sometimes closed on roasting days.
Old Spike Roastery
54 Peckham Rye, Peckham, London SE15 4JR