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The Erstwhile Parrot

Cafe, Eatery, Bar 



Located on Green Street, The Erstwhile Parrot is a short walk from Upton Park Tube station. We are an independent Café by day and a bar by night. A warm and cosy setting, we are committed to delivering an outstanding customer service while creating a great sense of community.

The Erstwhile Parrot's coffee is specially brewed by the Exmouth Coffee company. From the roasting to the brewing and to the texturing of the milk, we make our coffee with precision and care! We also have a variety of herbal teas on offer from the Birchall Tea company.  We provide a daytime space for hot desking and escapism from the hustle and bustle of Green St - grab one of our many novels and feel free to read all day! Some of our cakes and fresh pastries are homemade and some are from the award-winning bakery Galeta. Our drinks  menu includes established cocktails, as well as London-brewed ales from Wild Card brewery.

Brunches & Small Plate Evenings

We bring you a range of food choices - brunches during the day and small sharing plates in the evening. Bring along the family and friends and enjoy a bite to eat whilst the sweet sounds of musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald or Bob Dylan fill the air.  

Erstwhile Evenings/Events 
Truly Great Coffee and Drinks

Every Saturday evening, The Erstwhile Parrot transforms into a cosy bar where we serve small plate food to share in groups, cocktail hour, craft beer and wine.

We often host various artists who keep us company into the late hours such as jazz bands, percussionists, reggae bands and soloists as well as Open Mic nights.  We have an eclectic range of music that accompanies us into the late hours. Don't forget to grab any cocktail for £5 between 7.30pm-8.30pm!  



Power Points

Garden Seating

High Chairs

Nappy Change Table

(Very) Dog Friendly

Bike Parking

Meals Under £10

Vegan / Veggie / GF Options

Eat In or Take Away

Supply & Discount for reusable cups

Whole or Ground Take Home Beans

Licensed to sell alcohol

Local Magazine Stockist

Bottomless Coffee: Two Hours of Solitude!

Every Saturday from 3pm-5pm and Sunday, from 3pm-5pm, we have the following deals: Bottomless Coffee and Bottomless Tea. Grab a slice of cake whilst you're at it. Sit back and enjoy the solitude with a good book (or grab one of ours), your laptop, a conversation or simply people watch. 

Private Hire

We are always happy to privately hire out our space, there is enough room for large parties, but is cosy enough smaller gatherings. Whether it's for a birthday party, a pop-up event, Afternoon Tea or a dinner for a group of friends we are always happy to accommodate. Our in-house chef has over 35 years of experience of cooking a wide range of cuisines.

''Lovely Little Coffee House''

''Lovely little coffee house, very cosy and homely with a great outdoor area. Food looked and tasted great, and the staff are super friendly. Child friendly and reasonable priced. Highly recommended and just what we needed in the area''.



''Sweet and Savoury Haven''


''I am so glad I live just a stone's throw away. Nothing makes me happier to live where I do than this sweet and savoury haven of love-fuelled coffee, cakes and best brunch ever!! The garden is splendid too and is great for kids''.


''A wonderful Cafe''


''So great to have a wonderful café on my doorstep. The whole family love it. Try and keep me away''.


''Lovely Little Coffee House''

Just when you thought you needed to escape to the countryside, the city kicks up a gem like this, a coffee-filled oasis where every man, woman and child can relax. 


Artist: G. Alexander - website www.animalsetc.wordpress.com


488 Green Street

Upton Park

E13 9DB



+44 203 417 7010


Mon-Fri: closed (temporarily) 
Sat: 09:00 - 17:30

19:30 - 23:30
Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

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