Extraordinary Garden Cafe

Rental Opportunity

Kennington, London SE11 - Zone 1


A blank canvas to create something truly special

Service area
Internal seating
Huge walled courtyard

the cafe site

Occupies prominent light filled wing & walled garden of beautiful historic courthouse;

Cafe internal space 605 sq ft

Cafe external space 2,419 sq ft

Basement storage 136 sq ft

  • Oversized sun-drenched walled garden

  • Enjoys existing trade from 11 commercial accounts

  • Landlord is neighbouring tenant & largest account


Opportunity incl. food & beverage exclusivity to;

  • All walk-in trade to the property

  • All events & courses offered within property

  • All venue hire within property

  • All overnight accommodation guests in property

  • All staff and volunteers managing property

garden cafe floor plan
sun-filled spaces

site plan & fees

The landlord is seeking a tenant to refurbish and update the entire cafe operation to realise it full potential.  Prospective operators should be willing to undertake a modern fit-out to include new commercial kitchen and equipment, wet areas, storage, tables & chairs (internal & external).

Flexible terms for the right operator:

  • Annual rental or neg % of Gross Turnover

  • Annual service charge £12,000*

  • Term 5 years

*Service charge incl.  fixed fee for water, gas, electricity, waste removal, business rates, property maintenance, basic garden maintenance.

local area

access & growth

The central location is served by convenient train and tube;

  • Lambeth North - 16 mins walk

  • Elephant & Castle - 9 mins walk

  • Kennington - 7 mins walk

The café has numerous established and upcoming businesses / services in the local area to develop relations. The following examples are within 10 minute walk of café site;

  • Jamyang Buddhist centre – shares property site

  • Gilmour Station House – large police station house (across the road)

  • Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation trust – local medical centre

  • Lambeth Community Care Centre 

  • Cinema Museum – popular tourist destination (no food offering)

  • Snap Fitness Gym – opportunity for gym members (no food offering)

  • Elephant & Castle regeneration – multi £billion mixed use development

  • Knights Walk redevelopment – upcoming quality residential site

  • City and Guilds of London Art School – well established local college

  • Oval Village – very large residential development

Upcoming Kennington

hotspot of development

Situated just South of the river, Kennington is a multi-cultural and vibrant hub, achingly close to central London, South Bank, Westminster & The Oval cricket ground.

Kennington is a high growth area with an established community of MPs and Civil Servants and sizeable LGBT community.

The area is gentrifying quickly with billions invested regenerating Elephant & Castle 9 mins walk to the East, Waterloo Station, Nine Elms, Battersea and the Northern Line extension.

The area is underserved by cafes with few truly servicing London’s exploding ‘foodie’ scene and vegan / vegetarian trends.

It is hoped, the café will become an exceptional destination, marrying food and beverage offerings with the unique property, garden and natural ambience waiting to be fully realised.

Now is the time to realise the location’s utterly unique potential and provide the local community something many travel outside the area for.

I'm impressed by the vision for the new cafe at Jamyang London. I always thought the space had tremendous potential. Inviting outside professional expertise to realise the potential will be beneficial financially to help support Jamyang but it will also help bring positive energy into the community.  The cafe is an important gateway to welcome people to the community - this vision could help realise that potential.

I wish Jamyang London every success with it.

Tenzin Ösel Hita (Left)

Pictured with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

click to enlarge