• The Rosemary


    The Rosemary is an exciting new social enterprise Hungarian cafe-bar situated on New Cross Rd that works in partnership with Toucan Employment.

    They serve a fresh rotating menu featuring Hungarian Breakfasts, fresh juices, world wines, and of course some hearty Goulash.

    The Rosemary has a programme of exciting events in the evenings, including Sunday night Tango classes, vinyl record fairs and live music.
    Toucan Employment offers a structured training programme in hospitality and work placements at the cafe.

    New Skills

    Toucan’s users are key workers in the cafe, acquiring key skills which are hugely beneficial not only in pursuing a career in hospitality but in wider life. Customer service, barista and cooking skills are just a few of the areas in which the users are gaining meaningful experience.

    The cafe has grown very quickly into an emerging community hub for the New Cross area. We are currently running a number of community outreach projects from the cafe including cookery classes for teenagers and separate sessions open to all. The cafe also hosts a number of meetings for community groups in the area.

    This means that The Rosemary will be able to serve the wider community and to broaden its customer range at the same time – a double win!