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New home, new era for Flapjacks café

Our much loved café and community hub Flapjacks is moving – but just around the corner – and taking on a new name.


For over twenty years the café, located on Kentish Town Road and run by The Camden Society, has served high quality, healthy and delicious food to customers. Flapjacks has always been run on a commercial basis, whilst at the same time providing training opportunities for people with a learning disability. Manager Teresita has provided training in food service to hundreds of people with a learning disability, some on the way to further education and an NVQ level 2 qualification, some to regular employment in the industry.


Flapjacks has built a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the café that has attracted a loyal clientele, some of whom have lunch there every day. Food is cooked from scratch every day, with cakes baked by trainees and apprentices and excellent quality coffee.


In addition, the café has acted as gallery space exhibiting and selling work by local artists, including those with a learning disability.


As a charity, The Camden Society has not been able to compete with companies able to pay the increased rent demands on the property. Local people have expressed disappointment that yet another independent café has closed on the road and fear the building will be left empty or yet another chain café will open there.


However, there is good news! Flapjacks has found a new home just round the corner, due to the determination of The Camden Society to continue to provide a service to the local community.We have won the tender to run the catering facilities at the Centre of Independent Living in Greenwood Place, and the café will be open for business in April under our Unity Kitchen brand.


The new café is just a five minute walk from the current location, close to the O2 Forum. The seating area for customers is pleasant, spacious and bathed in sunlight from the glass roof. The building is better maintained, with better quality kitchen equipment. Our staff, trainees and apprentices are looking forward to working in this new improved environment. As a result of the move, we can continue to offer an excellent local café and train even more people with a learning disability to earn a living in the sector.


Teresita and her team look forward to giving you a big warm welcome at their new home. In the meantime, you still have time to go for a last nostalgic visit to the old Flapjacks that we all love.

You can find Flapjacks Café at 315 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2TJ.