The Good News Shared Food for Thought Social Enterprise Cafe Series presents… Change Please

We recently spotted a Change Please coffee cart near The Shard and London Bridge Station thanks to the sign ‘Reducing homelessness one coffee at a time’.

Change Please, the result of a partnership between Old Spike Roastery and The Big Issue, have trained a group of homeless people as baristas so they can sell fresh coffee from mobile carts.


Rough Sleepers to Baristas - Fight Homelessness in London with Coffee

A Change Please coffee cart near London Bridge Station

Change Please Coffee Cart Locations:

Rough Sleepers to Baristas - Fight Homelessness in London with CoffeeYou can currently find a Change Please coffee cart in four locations in London, plus there will soon be one near the Walkie Talkie.

The current locations are:

– London Bridge – The Shard

– Kennington Station

– Canary Wharf – Reuters Plaza

– Shadwell Overground Station

They are all open Monday to Friday, 7am – 4pm.

The Change Please Story

Change Please has been started by Cemal Ezel, co-founder of the Old Spike Roastery, a social enterprise café and coffee roastery in Peckham Rye, South London. Launched in November 2015, Ezel hopes to have a lot more Change Please coffee carts in time, so look out for more opening near you soon!

Check out this video to find out more about Change Please:

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Nisha Kotecha is the Founder of Good News Shared. Having worked and volunteered for charities in the UK for over 10 years, Nisha is on a mission to highlight how amazing charities are.