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Nunnery Café

The Nunnery Café runs alongside the Nunnery Gallery at 181 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ, and is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm. We serve AllPress coffee – roasted down the road in Dalston – and a menu including locally-made cakes and pastries as well as a classic brunch menu including eggs, bacon and mushrooms as well as avocado on toast, bagels and more! Served Tuesday-Sunday 10am-2pm. 

Providing our visitors and locals with a place to unwind and enjoy a coffee, all café proceeds go back into supporting Bow Arts' inspiring gallery and event programme. 


On the walls of the Nunnery Café, we showcase a changing exhibition programme of affordable artwork by artists who work in Bow Arts' studios, currently showing drawings and paintings by Jessica Jane Charleston.

Nunnery Café Design

Steuart Padwick remodelled the Nunnery Café in 2019 using four bespoke colours inspired by the building’s original 19th century tiled floor, created in partnership with Dulux.

Bow Arts would like to extend a special thanks to:

Steuart Padwick furniture and lighting designs
Dulux bespoke paint colours
Galliford Try birch plywood
Astro Lighting light fittings

Thanks also to HDCollins, AR18 and FibreStar.

Access Information

The Nunnery Café has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is animal friendly. We also have a high chair for young visitors.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774.

Travel information

Nearest station(s): Bow Road, Bow Church DLR
Bus: 8, 25, 108, 205, 276, 425, 288, D8, N205
Parking: No parking
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station

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