A pasteltastic Hackney café serving coffee, cake and meals.
You know those super-cute, uber-quirky interiors you’re always lusting after online? The ones full of pastels, pot plants, retro prints and mid-mod furniture? If the answer is ‘nope’ then you might want to stop reading, since Palm Vaults – which landed on the pedestrianised top end of Mare Street this summer – is totally committed to its eccentric look.
From the enormous cheeseplants to the luscious pink and green icing on the cakes, the vintage marble-topped tables and exposed brick walls right down to the pink paper in the till, every tiny detail is geared towards aesthetic nirvana (2016 edition). For better or worse, it’s been called ‘London’s most Instagrammable café’. What’s surprising is that Palm Vaults is more than just a pretty face; it does the business when it comes to eating and drinking.
When it first opened, this place didn’t serve much more than coffee, though we’re talking more than greasy-spoon cappuccinos – matcha frappés, avocado coffee and colourful rose, aqua and lavender lattes appear on the pegboard menu alongside five hot chocolates and nine loose-leaf teas. Ditching dairy? Then try soya, coconut, oat, almond and cashew alternatives to cow’s milk. That’s a whole lot of vegan coffee combinations.
Now, Team PV have also added breakfast, lunch and brunch to the equation. They do avocado on toast, obviously, but again there’s a twist: chilli, seeds and (optional extra) bits of downright delicious vegan ‘bacon’ made out of coconut. The spinach dhal was a warming and authentic treat too. Add a slice of courgette, matcha and lemon cake for lunch beneath the palms. It’s not the most affordable meal in Hackney, but for a tropical escape this winter it’s a damn sight cheaper than Miami.
|Venue name:||Palm Vaults|
411 Mare Street
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm|
|Transport:||Hackney Central Overground|
|Price:||Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £25.|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
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- 4 star:2
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
What a refreshing change from the run of the mill coffee shops dotted around. Palm Vaults blows your senses, both visually and tasting wise, a delight in every way. The food is excellent as are the drinks and the staff couldn't be friendlier. My visit was wonderful in every way. Thank you Palm Vaults for creating this little gem and how great, it's independent.
Palm Vaults caters for people who care about the world and what they put in their bodies. It's interior is something to behold, which is great in itself, but the food and coffee are exceptional too. It's so refreshing to have such a good , independent, alternative to Pret and Starbucks... it puts them to shame really. Treat yourself to a visit.
Recently headed down to this super cute cafe on mare st. The interiors are as promised on instagram with lush green plants hanging from the ceiling and cosy vintage chairs to relax in. Really such a lovely escape from the drama and noise of Hackney. The drinks menu is extensive and I had a pink latte which was good but may not be to everyones taste. The food was really fun as well, as a vegan its nice to go somewhere were theres a choice of things and not just one option. I had a magic shroom toastie with vegan cheese which was to die for and a delish slice of cake. Definitely recommend this place, the staff were nice and helpful and everyone seemed at ease, its the type of place you could sit in for hours just enjoying the surrounding. Will definitely be heading back! :)