The Refugee Café was formed in 2019 to bridge the divide between refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community. Our cafe is located on Leemore Community Centre, Bonfield Road, Office 3, London SE13 5ES.

We bring together refugees, asylum seekers, volunteers, locals, ethnic minorities in Lewisham and visitors, who all have one thing in common: firm belief in the healing power of food offered in friendship. Refugees benefit from workshops, training skills and knowledge relevant for the catering industry.

We organise regular events, including art workshops, performances, food demos, guided exhibition tours and more led by artists, practitioners and storytellers with refugee backgrounds. 

We’re always welcoming volunteers to help out with our events and programmes. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our team at [email protected] or visit our website for more information

You can also follow us on social media @refugeecafe