Brilliant quality pastries, superb staff.
Lovely place, you can tell that the staff really love each other and that comes through in the atmosphere. Thanks.x
We got cakes and they were phenomenal
What a cute bakery! All treats we tried were extremly tasty, they have sweet and savoury food and of course hot and cold drinks. Plus, this is a socially conscious business which is just a bonus. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Do not miss! More...
Caring and really cosy tea room ...gr8 food
Having heard about this wonderful social enterprise, I finally made the trek across London to try this Café – and it did not disappoint. The bakery is slightly off the beaten track, but the lady walking down the road with a sourdough loaf in hand reassured me it was just around the corner. The road is a little sleepy sideroad - although patrons are jolted awake with the delicious coffee made in collaboration with New Ground Coffee, a social enterprise that provides employment and training for ex-offenders. I tried the ham and cheese focaccia toastie (which was warmed up to be olive oily in all the right ways, and set a precedent to expect all my focaccia to include aubergine from this point onwards), a vegan peanut butter cookie (a chewy sugary treat that would rival any non-vegan counterpart) and a cinnamon bun straight out the oven, which was big enough to enjoy the next morning for breakfast too. I enjoyed all of the above in their hidden courtyard behind the shop, providing a little sanctuary of calm in the hustle and bustle of London, with a soundtrack of the neighbour singing along to some Sunday morning tunes. Would highly recommend (it might require many trips to try all the delicious goods on the menu). Thank you, I’ll be back! More...
Had the Victoria sponge celebration cake for my parents joint birthday and it was amazing!!!
We had a luminary bakery carrot cake for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious!! Great to be able to support a great social enterprise whilst enjoying yummy cake. Highly recommended!
Nice local bakery cafe. Little bit expensive but good quality products.. Its worth to try it
Robert De Koning
Very nice sourdough bread, but why not get a bread slicer? Surely when you start a bakery that's the first thing you invest in? Very friendly staff who make you feel welcome. It's pricey though, so with that profit please buy that slicer! If you do I'll give you another star! Thank you * More...
Lovely cafe, great cause, excellent coffee, lovely space, friendly staff, woeful WiFi.
Great little neighbourhood social enterprise that makes all their own cakes and bread. Very inviting neighbourhood with a friendly team behind the counter. Their bespoke cakes look amazing too! More...
Great coffee, nice cakes and amazing vibe in there. Is nice to support bakeries that care about women
The BEST cheese toastie I may have ever tasted. Such a wonderful enterprise with lovely staff and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Luminary provided a beautiful wedding cake for our wedding earlier this month. The cake meant so much to us and all of our guests. They loved hearing about Luminary's story and art of giving back in the Hackney area. I also frequent this cafe all the time and just really enjoy working from it when I can. All of the sweets and savoury delicacies are absolutely delicious and lick your lips good. Thank you to the luminary team! More...