Eat & Drink

Unfortunately Half Moon does not have a café on site, though on performance days, we operate a simple ‘snack station’. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink and enjoy a picnic at the tables and chairs in the foyer, perhaps before or after seeing a show in the theatre or visiting our art gallery. We also recommend these local cafés.

Stepney City Farm

Stepney Way
E1 3DG

A fun city farm and rural arts centre with an on-site café serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks. You can also buy fresh eggs! Located 5 mins walk from Half Moon.
Visit the Stepney City Farm website.

Opening times (please check times with business before setting off)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfasts: 9.30am – 11.30am
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Saturday, Sunday
Food: 10.30am – 3pm
Drinks only: 3pm – 4pm


Yurt Café

The Yurt Café is situated just 1 min’s walk away from the Half Moon and serves soups, sandwiches and cakes alongside a range of tea and coffees. Yurt Café also hosts events including music, poetry and discussions.

Opening times:
Monday-Friday:  10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Yurt Lates on Tuesdays open until 9pm
(please check times with business before setting off)
Visit the Yurt Cafe website.


Husk Coffee & Creative Space

649-651 Commercial Road
E14 7LW

Husk is a community arts café just 3 mins walk from Half Moon. It serves fresh hot and cold food and drink.
Opening Times: Tues-Fri 8-6pm | Saturdays 10-5pm
(please check times with business before setting off)
Visit the Husk website


Two Magpies Cafe

583 Commercial Road
E1 0HJ

Two Magpies Cafe (previously called Sylvia’s) has a range of coffees and hot drinks and have a good selection of breakfast, lunch and early supper meals on their menu. All food is made fresh on site.

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 8am-7pm | Saturdays 9am-6pm | Sunday 9.30am-4pm
(please check times with business before setting off)
Visit the Two Magpies Cafe website


Popular Café

536 Commercial Road
E1 0HY

The Popular Café (named after the now demolished Art Deco cinema) is run by Egg Baden. A traditional ‘greasy spoon’ cafe, it offers excellent value and a wide selection of hot meals and builder’s tea.

Opening Times: Mon – Sat (please check times with business before setting off)
Telephone: 020 7265 9133