The Yurt Café


We opened our doors in November 2015 as part of the new community project St. Katharine’s Precinct.  The Yurt Cafe is a Social Enterprise run by Royal Foundation of St. Katharine (Charity 223849). We wanted to create a space that was warm, fun and welcoming to people from all walks of life.  So come down for craft coffee, delicious homemade food, cakes, pastries, beer, wine and even cocktails – we also have a very special brunch menu on the weekends. The Cafe recently won the Time Out #LoveLondon Best Cafe Award 2016 for Poplar, Shadwell & Wapping.
We source our food locally where possible (we’re starting to grow vegetables in our gardens), pay our staff a living wage and aim to keep our menu affordable and any surpluses are reinvested into our work in the community We also host events in the space including music, poetry, and discussion – get in touch if you have a great idea for using the space; and we are available for private hire and special events. If you are an experienced chef, why not host a pop-up dinner for one of our Yurt Feasts? Perfect for testing out new ideas or creating a buzz around a new restaurant! Find our more about Yurt Feasts by clicking here 🙂

Opening Hours*

The Yurt Cafe is open from 9.00 until 17.00 Monday to Sunday. Please note the service of hot food closes at 15.00, although drinks, cakes, pastries and snacks are available until 17.00.

Private Hire

If you would like to hire the yurt for a special event, please click here to fill out our Yurt Hire Enquiry Form and we’ll be back in touch! Otherwise please download our brochure for further information.


Christmas packages in the Yurt start from £42 per person. If you would like to hire the yurt for a Christmas event, please email us at [email protected], or call 03001111147. Please see our MENU which can be served in the Yurt Cafe and in st Katharine’s House.

Social Media

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How to find us

Find The Yurt Café at 2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS, with entrances via Ratcliffe Lane (from Limehouse DLR) or Butcher Row (from Cable Street).



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