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.


Popular Café

536 Commercial Road, London 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


Stepney City Farm

Stepney Way, London 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!

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


Two Magpies Cafe

583 Commercial Road, London 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


Yurt Café

St. Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS

The Yurt Café 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.