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Community cafe serves up summer meals and cooking classes

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Published on
July 19, 2019


A new cafe and community space has opened in the Yvonne Carr Centre on Thessaly Road, SW8.  Bonnington Café will use ingredients from next door’s New Covent Garden Market, and is an off-shoot of Vauxhall’s popular Bonnington Square cafe.

The Yvonne Carr Centre will become Bonnington Café on Thessaly every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 4pm over the summer, serving delicious, inexpensive home-style cooked meals made by local cooks from South London as well as hosting activities such as cooking classes, wellness sessions and flower arranging.

On Saturdays the café will host cooking workshops alongside a brunch menu, and throughout the summer Bonnington Café on Thessaly will hold reservation-only supper clubs. Dates for the supper clubs will be announced on the website and on social media, so make sure you’re following @BonningtonCafe on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Delicious food on offer at pop-up Bonnington Cafe in the Yvonne Carr Centre

The neighbourhood initiative has been launched and funded by local developer VINCI St. Modwen (VSM) in partnership with New Covent Garden Market and Thrive Wandsworth.

Volunteers from VINCI, Eurocity Group and Powerday volunteered their time in the days leading up to the opening of the Bonnington Café to help repaint the interiors, provide materials, plant flowers and construct garden play areas.

The cafe is the latest VSM initiative to bring the market to its neighbouring communities, following the creation of Edible Avenue on Thessaly and the community gardens’ Potting Shed initiatives.

Find out more about the pop-up cafe at


Bonnington Café on Thessaly
2 Thessaly Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 4HT

Opening hours

Wednesday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 11am to 4pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: Cooking workshops and brunch, check website for times

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