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Tucked away in a courtyard between Clerkenwell Road and Great Sutton Street, J+A Cafe and Bar was located in a beautiful old diamond-cutting factory and its courtyard. Our café was inspired by traditional family values and good old-fashioned hospitality. In our family, the kitchen is at the heart of the home: there is always fresh-baked soda bread, a big pot of tea and a cake on the table. We recreated that feeling of homeliness wherever we could. Everyone was welcome and would be greeted warmly in comfortable, unpretentious surroundings.

We worked hard to build a team at J+A that was friendly and helpful. Each one of us passionate about putting a smile on your face with excellent service and fantastic fresh food.

“J+A Café is hidden at the back of one of those timeless, labyrinthine east London yards. Simple and unpretentious, the room has an old-fashioned warm and rustic feel.”

ES magazine (London Evening Standard)

At J+A, we believe in healthy and wholesome home-cooking and baking, using simple recipes and fresh produce. From the bread and butter to our smoked salmon, all produce has been meticulously selected – from local sources wherever possible.

“We believe in healthy and wholesome home-cooking and baking, using simple recipes and fresh produce.”