We are coffee lovers and take our coffee seriously, but try not to take ourselves too seriously.
We are passionate about food. Good food!
LELE'S cafe & bakery serves cakes, coffees and savoury treats in the heart of Clapton, Hackney.
At our bakery you can come in for a free smile, order cakes, talk to us about a catering for your wedding, grab one of our vegan cake mixes and treat yourself to freshly baked sweet and savoury treats.
Our selection of easy-to-make vegan cake mixes can be found on our e-shop.
We also supply a variety of other cafes and restaurants and cater for a range of private and corporate clients’ events, from Planet Organic to Paul Smith to Adidas. Passionate about creating good food for everyone we serve an array of fresh healthy dishes that are full of tasty ingredients which are locally sourced wherever possible. You’ll also find us selling vegan cakes and patisserie at various markets across London.
We like to think we cater for everyone: Our menu is fully vegan with tasty options for gluten-free eaters.
We are dog friendly, and even have handmade dog treats, so come on in little pooch!
We believe in good food, and kindness.
Come on in, you are welcome.
I started LELE’S after being inspired by the young food sellers I came across whilst working as Marketing Director for Pop Brixton. A loss in the family gave me a fresh perspective (and the kick needed to make the move and Lele’s was born.
Being Italian I grew up in a culture where a large emphasis is placed on sharing food in good company so I knew I wanted to create a place where people could sit and have a good natter while enjoying simple good honest food. I’d been missing the human touch in my previous office job and love the fact that opening LELE’S has given me the chance to connect with new people every day.
We started out as a vegetarian cafe and made the move to go fully vegan in December 2017. It’s been a real journey and incredibly fulfilling to have the opportunity to have an impact and promote veganism and ethical consumerism, which has been a personal journey of discovery as I’ve felt the need to inform myself better and look into suppliers given the responsibility to your customers that I think comes with running a small business.
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"I will definitely be returning. This café has lovely food, great staff who are friendly and a relaxed vibe. Definitely a spot to visit whether you're vegan or not!" Taylor
This is probably the best coffee in Lower Clapton. Also, the Buckwheat pancakes come with a ton of wonderful fruit and lots of agave nectar. Best vegan and gluten free meal I've had for a while. Strongly recommend." Helena
Lovely little cafe that did a perfect flat white and possibly the best fry up I've had in London, with a nice thick sausage. Nice atmosphere and the ladies working there were smiley and friendly. Definitely recommend for anyone, vegan or otherwise. :) " Lee