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substation cafe

Open weekdays 9:00 – 21:00, weekends 9:00 – 19:00

Welcome to the Substation Cafe, where you can find a range of delicious vegan and vegetarian food and drink to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

Now serving hand-stretched pizza:
Thursdays and Fridays 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

Proudly eco-conscious

ethical, sustainable and delicious

We prioritise the environment in every aspect of our business. From our vegetarian menu and the absence of single-use plastics to our sustainable suppliers.

We ensure a conscious shopping and food & drink experience. Our partners include Tenzing, a carbon-negative and B-Corp registered energy drink supplier, and Dirtbag, who create chalk bags from recycled outdoor gear. Furthermore, all our shoes are vegan, and with our re-sole service, you'll never have to buy another pair. Join us in our sustainable journey.

In fact, you can read why we're one of the greenest climbing walls in London in our ESG report.

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We re-use our holds where possible
We're gradually moving to wooden holds
We source our electricity from renewable suppliers, and intend to install solar panels
A ban on single-use plastic
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What our customers say about it here


Called in to take alook at what all the fuss was about - and can highly recommend it! Food offering is excellent and the staff could not be more helpful. Had a tour around the climbing area and yoga studio. The facilities are excellent and the place has a real vibe about it.

— Ben

Amazing Centre

Great climbing centre with passionate staff. The cafe offers a great selection of food and drink, either for a mid climb refresh or as a destination in its own right. Substation seems to do a good job as there's a refreshing mix of familiar & fresh faces that keeps the energy high.

— Doug C

A fave

I've been here 6 times in the last year with family and friends and it gives me a real buzz. The climbing routes are varied for ability which make for interesting challenges. Resets often enough make each visit a bit different and the space is big enough that you don't get bored. Highly recommend!

— Michelle
Quick book