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VINCI St. Modwen opens a fresh place to eat and meet with Bonnington Cafe on Thessaly

On 18th July, VINCI St. Modwen (VSM), in partnership with New Covent Garden Market and Thrive Wandsworth, is launching a new kind of community space on Thessaly Road. Bonnington Café on Thessaly is a new café and community space, located within the Yvonne Carr Centre, that encourages the community to spend time outside the home with friends, family and neighbours.

The Bonnington Café is a socially-minded undertaking, organic in nature and with a passion for the natural world. The pop-up, funded by VSM, will be an extension of the renowned Bonnington Square cafe with a New Covent Garden Market twist; most of the ingredients will be supplied by the market itself. The Yvonne Carr Centre will become Bonnington Café on Thessaly every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm over the summer, serving delicious, inexpensive home-style cooked meals made by local cooks from South London as well as hosting activities such as cooking classes, wellness sessions and flower arranging .

This initiative follows in the footsteps of VSM’s ongoing work bringing the market to its neighbouring communities, including the creation of the Edible Avenue on Thessaly and the community gardens’ Potting Shed initiatives. Edible Avenue transformed the boundary between the market and Thessaly Road into a playful space by adding colour, seating and planting elements as part of an interactive streetscape along the market’s brick wall. The Bonnington Café continues this approach to bring the market to the community and utilises the freshest ingredients from New Covent Garden Market just around the corner.

The café will be open 11am-4pm on July 18th, with VSM and its partners welcoming visitors to eat, relax and find out more about the programme of events. On Saturdays, the café will host cooking workshops alongside a brunch menu, and throughout the summer Bonnington Café on Thessaly will hold reserve-only supper clubs. Dates for the supper clubs will be announced on the website and on social media, so make sure you’re following @BonningtonCafe on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

For more information on the pop-up, please visit: www.newcoventgardensites.com/community/bonnington-cafe/

Visit the original Bonnington Café website here: http://bonningtoncafe.co.uk/

The Bonnington Cafe on Thessaly is a community project funded by VINCI St. Modwen working with Bonnington Café in partnership with New Covent Garden Market and Thrive Wandsworth.