Kin is a fresh and healthy vegetarian and vegan café, located in the heart of Fitzrovia. It’s daily- changing menu focuses on carefully selected seasonal ingredients, offering a nutritious menu like no other in the area. All dishes are vegetarian, accompanied by a strong vegan, gluten free and raw selection of food. It’s relaxed yet buzzy atmosphere provides customers with the perfect spot, whether it be for a morning coffee, healthy lunch, business meeting or weekend brunch.
The café came into fruition in 2014, out of a father and sons desire to indulge in honest, fresh and healthy food in a friendly and serene environment. Built on this simple idea, Kin takes care to source high quality ingredients and organic and ethical products, providing the local working and residential community and visitors with original and nutritional dishes, accompanied by specialty teas, coffees and freshly pressed organic juices and booster shots.
Tucked away on Foley Street, just down the road from the BBC and minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus and Goodge Street stations, Kin offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the area. Founded by father and son Peter and Charlie Meadows – hence the name – it’s now run by Charlie and his team, who provide a local and accessible café to the increasingly vibrant neighbourhood. The cool grey interior and exterior, with minimalist low-key furnishings creates a calm and neutral environment, semi influenced by Charlie’s Swedish mother. Having opened its doors late in May 2014, Kin has progressively become a staple of the neighbourhood.
Health focused ethos
Sticking true to their health focused ethos, Kin offers an assortment of wholesome dishes to kick start the day, available to eat in or take away. Dishes include banana and almond chia pudding, homemade granola and avocado on toast with hemp seeds and chili flakes, alongside a selection of pastries and sandwiches. Lunch is served from midday and includes an abundance of delicious salads, sandwiches, soups, frittatas and vegan quiches, plus weekly specials such as raw sushi, vegan ‘crab-cakes’ and burgers, alongside a variety of homemade cakes and sweet treats.
In August last year, Kin began opening for brunch on Saturdays, the perfect break to a weekend shopping spree, expect to see veggie and vegan pancakes, potato rostis and more. They are also passionate about serving top quality teas and coffees, supplied by the renowned Postcard Teas and Bristol based Clifton Coffee Roasters.
Sustainability is at the heart of the businesses core values, both environmentally and socially. Where possible they use suppliers that have a wider positive impact, and support other start-ups and small businesses through stocking their products for retail. Products on offer include Doisy and Dam superfood chocolate; Rebel Kitchen’s dairy free coconut milk and water; Square Root craft sodas, produced using freshly juiced fruit; and Tribe energy bars, made using all-natural whole foods – all of which are created using ethically sourced ingredients.
Kin also caters for private events, providing bespoke catering menus whatever the occasion, featuring seasonal favourites from their in-house menu. They are available to book for private events, and often host events in house including talks by dieticians, raw food workshops and healthy supper clubs, giving visitors the chance to meet like-minded people.