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E5 Bakehouse

Restaurants Hackney
5 out of 5 stars
(31user reviews)
e5 Bakehouse The E5 Bakehouse

Time Out says

Some of London’s hottest kitchens get their breads from Ben MacKinnon's tiny bakehouse in the arches beneath London Fields station, and E5’s hand-baked artisan wares are top stuff if you’re stocking up on the staff of life. You can also use the place as a café drop-in for (organic) breakfast or lunch during the week (expect anything from homemade granola to veggie black-bean chilli with roast squash and lime salsa). On Saturdays, they go down the brunch route with sausage rolls, spanakopita and suchlike, while Sunday means sourdough pizzas straight from the oven. Come here for coffee and cake too. Also check out the E5 Roasthouse in Poplar Union’s community hub.



Address: Arch 395
E8 3PH
Cross street: Mentmore Terrace
Transport: London Fields rail
Opening hours: Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sun
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5 out of 5 stars

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The best sourdough in London hands down. 

I will come from where ever I live specifically to get my bread from here. 

Do your self a favour and come grab a loaf of sourdough on saturday, enjoy it with whatever you eat that day - but where it really shines is on Sunday morning when you cook whatever brunch/breakfast you fancy - I would recommend eggs and avocado all on top of this, the best sourdough London has to offer!


I mean… this is what the dreams are made of!

First of all, I wish I owned this place, I wish I was a sourdough bread genius and this was my shop and I was the one bringing smiles on people’s faces.
Bread is life! Especially high quality bread like this, the options are endless and you can’t walk out of the shop without buying a loaf or two. Bread from e5 Bakehouse, I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

If I could give this place 10 stars, I would! **********


E5 is an independent artisan bakery with delicious sourdough bread, cakes and great coffee located in one of the arches next to London fields station, not far away from the park. It's worth the visit if you are around. I love the multi seed sourdough, it's delicious.


While it’s difficult to be easily impressed by yet another brunch spot in Hackney, this laid back, tasty and sunny cafe hits the spot. Think freshly baked bread, pastries and treats (the peanut butter cookies will not disappoint) and a more creative menu than you’ll find in neighbouring brunch spots. This includes delicious sourghdough toast topped with kefir butter, goats cheese and eggs or asparagus and honey drizzled feta. And then there’s the option of just going for toast and topping it with your spread of choice: homemade crunchy or smooth peanut butter, chocolate or caramel paste, you name it. If you want to really earn your brunch, why not try it after a trip to Hotpod yoga just a two minute walk down the road? Good for a lazy Sunday morning, an afternoon coffee with friends or a couple of hours of catching up on emails and your to do list, the Bakehouse is an excellent choice.

E5 Bakehouse is a cute bakery located under the arches of London Fields station. It is open from 8am until 8pm however at 6pm nearly all the sandwiches had gone (the last cheese and onion was v good) and they had stopped serving coffee. The staff were a bit rude but if in the area looking for a bite or for some top notch bread and cakes to takeaway definitely check this place out.


Who doesn't love an independent artisan bakery, built under a railway arch with its own onsite stone mill? I think you'll be hard-pressed to find someone answering "no" to this. There are two sections to E5 Bakehouse - the Millhouse Shop serving lunch and selling local goods and the Cafe for all your breakfast, brunching and lunching needs! 

There's not much seating in the Cafe, but a friend and I managed to grab the end of a communal table for brunch one Sunday, which was surprising for the major footfall we witnessed. I ordered the mushrooms with caramelised leeks on toast with an extra soft boiled egg (£8.00) from the classic chalkboard menu, while my friend went for the two free range soft boiled eggs on toast with chilli butter and extra charcuterie (£7.50). The sourdough toast was fresh and perfect with an above par portion of big juicy mushrooms! The only disappointment was my soft boiled egg, which was more hard close!

I'm a huge fan of supporting the independent eateries and if I was local to Hackney, I would definitely be brunching at this place more regularly. Locals should definitely make time to visit and eat all the home baked goodies...I might have to make the journey back from SW for some sausage rolls or the Sunday sourdough pizzas which looked and smelled great! 


The space is tiny but the range of pastries on display when you first walk in is impressive. I got the coconut macaroon, which is draped with dark chocolate and is a decent size. The vegan peanut butter cookie was also surprisingly good, as I have gotten terrible vegan desserts before. I got the roasted beetroot on sourdough with feta pesto and toasted walnuts- the bread is great- dense and chewy and the walnuts and pesto are magic together. There are giant chunks of beetroot so you get your money's worth. 

The quality of its goods and the friendly service have me coming back to E5 Bakehouse more frequently than ever. Love it. Especially the Hackney Wild loaf ;-)

As a Maltese person who loves Maltese bread (a good Hobza)..this is the closest I can find to something that reminds me of home :)

Amazing bread, sandwiches, morning pastries and more. Really nice foodshop as well in their E5 Millhouse location.

They make bread like it used to be - delicious & nutritious. Also kind enough to let GoodGym Hackney set off from there every Tuesday. We appreciate you, thank you.

Wonderful staff & the best cakes & coffee in Hackney. They grind there own flour for tha amazing sour dough bread & make there own butter amongst other wonderful things.

Great atmosphere, sunshine at midday, near the park, fantastic bread and coffee

Great service and coffee. Love the deli section and selection in the relatively new shop, the cheeses, piccalilli and did I mention the bread!

Famous for his sourdough, wholemeal, and multigrain loafs, E5 is probably the best bakery in London. Aside from bread, this bakery also provides a great selection of coffee and cakes - I recommend the chocolate and salt cookies - as well as running a number of community projects, workshops and public events.


The best bakery I've managed to find in London. I've yet to have anything that wasn't delightful. The Hackney wild sourdough bread is next level, so are the pastries. Also, the staff are really great and I like that the kitchen is totally visible to customers - you're probably only willing to do this if you're doing things the right way. 


There’s no doubt that London is a city of brunch lovers and breakfast Casanova’s. Be it chilli-flake-freckled avo on toast, luxurious eggs Benedict, syrup drenched & bacon streaked waffles or the greenest of juices paired with the hippest of acai bowls, we simply cannot get enough of making the first meal of the day something to indulge in and the E5 Bakehouse is one of the best places to go when you wake craving something delicious, made with love and served with pride.

Nestled under the arches literally seconds away from London Fields overground station, E5 is a fantastic artisanal bakery where you can buy a loaf hand-made using local ingredients and in-house milled flour or take a class and learn the foundations of sourdough making yourself. FYI, the classes are fantastic and not only will you be very well fed, you’ll also leave having learnt how to make at least 4 different types of loaves and deliciously weighed down with goodies to take home.

Pop in on a weekday morning and get a coffee and pastry to go or swing along on the weekend and settle down with the papers, homemade Bircher muesli and some of the best bread in town. Fresh & generous soups, salads and toasties are also on offer if it’s closer to lunch than breakfast by the time you roll in; toasted sourdough topped with organic peanut butter, sliced banana, honey & baby currants was a winner for me on a recent visit.

Staff are low-key but super friendly, taking the time for the kind of personal welcome missing in most of the cookie cutter chains whilst keeping queues to a minimum. There’s a real feeling that this is a local gem and a source of complete pleasure & delight to those lucky enough to call it a local and it’s places like this that make you glad to live in a city that supports and encourages small businesses to become part of their community. 

The bread at E5 Bakehouse is some of the best in London. Choose between multigrain, sourdough or rye varieties in big or small sizes all baked to perfection daily. They also offer a good selection of other baked goods such as pastries, flapjacks, and brownies - all lovely. 

While it's a bit tiny, breakfasts or brunches here are also a good bet. The simple, rustic and good quality dishes revolve around their divine bread and are perfect after a morning run or swim at the adjacent London Fields. 

Even if you don't live in the area, making a mini pilgrimage to buy their bread is well worth the effort. 

Sadly addicted to their bread - I buy at least two loaves at a time and start to get nervous as the 2nd runs out. Hackney Wild, Multi-seeded and the Country Loaf are all amazing - as are the gorgeous cakes.

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London's best bread, no contest. The loaves are really complex, from the famous Hackney Wild sourdough to the amazingly moreish multigrain loaf. The kitchen is directly behind the tills so you can watch those artisinal hipsters knead their lovingly tended sourdough starter as you drool over the cakes at the counter. The cakes and biccies tend towards the rustic rather than the frou-frou – think chocolate sea salt rye cookies and hunks of banana bread, though the seasonal-fruit-laden danishes are pretty as well as delicious. Coffee is pretty good, though often not warm enough. A minor quibble, and the queues of punters on weekends would no doubt agree – get there early if you're queue-averse and saunter away smugly with your oven-fresh loaf and flaky croissant. 

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