Old Spike to open carbon and plastic neutral cafe

By BigHospitality

- Last updated on GMT

Image: oldspikeroastery.com
Image: oldspikeroastery.com

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Social enterprise café brand Old Spike is opening what it claims is London’s first carbon and plastic neutral café.

Launching Piccadilly Circus on Sherwood Street this December, it will be the company’s first venture outside of its Peckham headquarters with three more central London sites set to open in the next six months

Each cafe will provide a London Living Wage job for an individual who has experienced homelessness. Old Spike will also support a local homeless charity with donations to help move people who are sleeping rough.

For the new venture Old Spike will partner with The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where they will offer customers the opportunity to join a loyalty-based donation scheme. Each purchase of coffee will generate points via a custom-built app that will allow users to support people sleeping rough with donations.

Each café will also be carbon and plastic neutral, the company says, with customers encouraged to use reusable coffee silos.

The group will continue its partnership with Eden Reforestation Project and commit to planting a tree with every bag of coffee sold. In the past 12 months it has already planted more than 40,000 trees.

Old Spike launched in 2014 as a café roastery in Peckham and has since expanded to an online, wholesale and retail offering.

Related topics: Openings, Casual Dining

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