As a local family, we often walked along the river with our two children, wishing we could, one day, open our own cafe on the riverfront.
Our common early experience in hospitality, was the start of a shared dream. Our mediteranean roots, means good food and family go hand in hand with warmth and love. These are the values we had in mind for our cafe: it would serve high quality fresh food that we could be proud of and make people feel at home with us. We want what we stand for to be reflected in the experience we are offering our customers when they come for a catch up with friends over afternoon tea or a family dinner.
We have always felt pets should be welcome in our cafe, as part of the family. So feel free to come with your pooch, there is always fresh water and biscuits available. And if you feel like spoiling your four-legged friend, treat them to doggy ice cream!!!
Welcome to our café…
We believe it is our responsibility to search and find the best ingredients available and work with local businesses where possible. Our bread, pastries, meat, fish, coffee and more, all come from reputable, small, independent companies within Greater London. Our locally roasted secret coffee blend is also served at the Dorchester Hotel. Our main bread and brioche supplier, an old Italian local family business, has won the British Food Awards in 2020. Our meat is delivered straight to us from a free range farm. We personally choose our fish from Billingsgate Market. Our ice-cream is also from an award winning family business, that runs an organic farm, and comes in many amazing flavours and vegan options. Our list of beverages includes freshly squeezed juices, homemade Cypriot lemonade, premium wines and bubblies, and a choice from the Meantime Brewing Company, based here in Greenwich.
It is paramount to us, that we know where each ingredient comes from and that it is as fresh and high quality as possible.
If you get the opportunity to visit us you may notice a large sign on our wall displaying ‘Lovell’s Wharf’.
We wanted to preserve this historical significance, in honour of our wonderful location, in memory and to pay our respect for what was once a bustling area, handling 118,000 tons of cargo trading in copper, steel, aluminium, granite and much more. Hence the reason the building where we are located is called “The Granite Apartments”.
20 River Gardens Walk
London SE10 0FZ
T: 020 8858 0369
We are located at the heart of the River Gardens development, formerly known as Lovell’s Wharf, which is situated along the Thames pathway. Hidden between the Cutty Sark and the Millennium Dome, also known as the O2, you will find us on the riverfront, past the colossal anchor on Ballast Quay. Keep walking until you see our spacious outside seating area facing a breathtaking panoramic view of the river and City, gleaming in the daytime and dazzling at night. You can sit back and enjoy the boats passing by while sipping a coffee with your breakfast or swap for a glass of wine with your meal.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dream cafe…
Hasan & Havva