Drawing on the area’s industrial heritage, this cafe and canteen has adopted the name Foundry, offering a menu that sees the time-poor of the area well serviced for breakfast and lunch, in this tiny wedge of a coffee spot.

The kitchen boasts fares which you'd perhaps see on a cold morn near Brick Lane, London - a warm soup with crusty soda-bread, kransky in a house-brew of baked beans, slow-cooked lamb and taters, bacon and sunny side up eggs. Lunch features a neat range of sandwiches, seasonal salads and those delectable chutneys, jams, relishes and mayos that are all made in-house.

An abundance of local fresh vegetables in boxes are tucked into corners and a luscious bowl of fresh fruit on the counter, reiterating the commitment to produce. The end of the working week sees the introduction of Feast'n Fridays (noon–2pm), where you pay for a small or medium plate and then choose from a sumptuous array of dishes, spread out buffet-style on the counter.


  • Collaboration on interior design and fit-out
  • Design of brand identity and themes
  • Liaison with construction / trades
  • Council and food safety liaison
  • Signage design / construction
  • Establishing all internal systems
  • Media liaison and promotion
  • Menu creation and development
  • Business management
  • Hiring, training and rostering staff
  • Website design
  • Content copywriting
  • Graphic design and photography

Design: Chris Starke, Ky Haus  |   Build: Harley Ketani  |   Photography: Rachel Kara, Ky Haus, Steven Mileski