Paper & Cup Shoreditch

18 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch , London, E2 7JP

SquareMeal Review of Paper & Cup Shoreditch

‘Coffee with a mission’ is the mantra behind this pioneering café-cum-bookshop – a project set up by the charitable Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), which aims to help people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Much of the furniture (including the wooden benches outside) has been made by SCT trainees, and the interior is filled with shelves of new and second-hand books as well as exhibits from local artists. Apprentice baristas look after the coffee and other drinks, while their gastro-minded buddies takes care of the food – a commendable mix of savouries, salads, sandwiches (salmon with rocket), home-baked cakes and so forth prepared with ingredients from local suppliers where possible (the bread is made with flour from London’s last remaining independent miller).

Best Female Chefs Series


In the Year of the Woman, SquareMeal is running a series of interviews with top female chefs. Read here to discover the sense of achievement Monica Galetti feels about owning her first restaurant, what it’s like working with her husband, and the different ways in which Masterchef has changed her life.

Paper & Cup Shoreditch is recommended for


Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shoreditch Tube Station 587m

Shorditch Station 664m


Address: 18 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch , London E2 7JP

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Nearby Landmarks

Brick Lane 857m

Spitalfields 884m


Telephone: 0207 739 5358


Cuisine: Cafes

Food & Drink: