T on the Green
We began our journey three and a half years ago with a crazy vision of utilising the under used old bowling Pavilion in Bruce Castle Park as an asset for the community. This year we became a social enterprise. Since we were both brought up in Tottenham (and attended the primary school on the edge of the park) we were not short on passion and commitment. This labour of love has become our life.
We now run a community café, vintage tea room and community space within the Pavilion and bowling Green with a constantly expanding number of wellbeing projects and activities available, from a drop in breastfeeding café, tennis for kids and have recently supported the formation of Bruce Castle United Football Club.
We have hosted many wonderful events on the Green in the summer months showcasing, and fundraising for local projects. We have had a variety of live music, from a steel pan band, Louisiana Blues, even some Jazz Funk. This year we even managed an amazing blues set from Honey B Mumma and her band.
We have hosted art exhibitions from local artists and encourage any local musicians who would like to use our terrace to perform.
We embrace the heritage of the park, by working closely with Bruce Castle Museum and run guided Tottenham Heritage walks. No need to travel outside Tottenham for a treat. We serve Cream and Afternoon teas in our vintage tea room.
Our café caters for all park users and is dog friendly. We serve wonderful coffee and a plethora of different teas including our very own Tottenham Tea.
Our menu is suited to park users, from jacket potatoes and burgers to bagels and paninis. Our community prices reflect the local area, and are extremely good value for money.
During the October half term, we took part in the Marcus Rashford school meals initiative and served food to our local young people and parents. We are always eager to help our community whenever we can.
We work hand in hand with local food banks and other community groups.
Covid 19 has hit our community hard. Like all local businesses we are struggling to keep afloat so that we can offer support to our local people, and for the first time ever we have resorted to crowdfunding. We will be opening our vintage tea room again this week for the first time since lockdown. Please contact us to book. For those who feel safer dining at home we will be offering four Christmas variations of our take-out afternoon tea boxes. Please contact us to order.
We look forward to being able to operate fully again and have everything crossed for the new year. We hope to be able to be able to deliver all our postponed events next year so watch this space.