Over to you!
Who are your local Fairtrade heroes? Is there a great café, bar or boutique you’d like to share with other supporters in your borough? Just email us with the following information: name, address (including postcode), their website and a couple of sentences explaining why you love it.
The Olive Tree
152 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7TH
The friendly owners of this organic and health food shop are keen on Fairtrade. On a recent visit they had 24 different Fairtrade products on sale including coffee, tea, drinking chocolate, cocoa, golden syrup, chocolate, biscuits, bananas, tinned beans and noodles.
72-78 Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LP
The People’s Supermarket is an exciting and ambitious new food co-operative that has opened in Bloomsbury. It aims to provide healthy, local food at reasonable prices, and has about 30 Fairtrade lines for sale.
200 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AE
Earth Wholefoods on Kentish Town High Street is another good organic store with a range of Fairtrade products. You’ll find Dubble, the Fairtrade chocolate bar for young people who want to change the world chunk by chunk! They are also one of the few London outlets where you can buy the superb quality organic coffee from the Oromo Coffee Company, a new venture run by Ethiopian refugees who have settled in the UK that pays a fair price to coffee smallholders in Ethiopia.
London’s first fairtrade bar!
The Clocktower Cafe
9 Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1NX
The Clocktower is a family-friendly cafe serving a choice of hot and cold snack meals, including an extensive Fairtrade selection. Fresh coffee, speciality teas, a variety of cakes, and a children’s menu are offered.
The cafe hosts a varied programme of exhibitions by local artists, and there is live jazz every Thursday lunchtime.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.30-5.30
As Nature Intended
As Nature Intended describes itself as “a high street retailer with a difference.” Around 80% of what they sell is certified organic, they have an extensive selection of natural remedies and skincare – and they offer a wide variety of Fairtrade products, including coffee, a range of black, green and herbal teas, wine, chocolate, snacks, and herbs and spices. Check out their Grumpy Mule coffee and Seed and Bean chocolate bars!
As Nature Intended also has branches in Chiswick, Balham, Westfield Stratford and Spitalfields.
The Grand Cafe
4 Clockhouse Parade, N13 6BH
Serves Fairtrade green tea and hot chocolate
Bread of Life Fairtrade Centre
The well-stocked Fairtrade Centre shop sells fairly traded food (including muesli, chocolate, sweets, coffee, tea, cocoa, hot chocolate) and other fairly traded goods. Products are from Traidcraft, Created (Tearcraft), Tropical Wholefoods, The Heartfelt Project, The India Shop,Just Trading Scotland, Cards from Africa and Namaste. They also have a selection of recycled paper beads that are made into jewellery for sale from Beads for Education from Uganda.
The shop is open Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm and on Saturday from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm.
The cafe offers a full menu including breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts, using Fairtrade products where possible. Opening times are as follows: Monday & Friday from 9am – 4pm and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 5pm. During school summer holidays the Cafe is open Monday – Friday from 10am to 3pm (Closed over Easter, Christmas and other holiday periods.)
5 & 6 Balham Station Road, Balham, London, SW12 9SG
Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen
12 Tooting Bec Road, London, SW17 8BD
38 West Hill, Wandsworth,
London SW18 1RX, UK