Welcome to one of the most Instagrammable cafes in London: Palm Vaults.
As you enter this pink-pastel dream, you find yourself in an explosion of 70s meets 80s Miami beach decor, with marbled tables and hanging baskets overflowing with greenery. It truly is the ultimate Instagrammable and interior goals location all in one!
Based in vegan-haven Hackney, it could be a trek for some, but somewhere I’m so pleased to have finally visited after lusting over the dreamy Instagram world of cool and quirky they have curated.
Whilst the menu is small it is fierce, with a lovely balance of light meals such as things on toast, salads, banana bread, chia puddings, coloured lattes and some very beautiful cakes.
When you step inside Palm Vaults, the beautiful marble tables and the sumptuous velvet pink sofas and chairs transports you to a peaceful haven to truly indulge.
Part of the magic of keeping the space so nostalgic and peaceful is their no-laptop rule at weekends that I think is a bold and powerful move. Whilst I love working in cafes when I can, sometimes it’s nice to indulge in reading and quiet reflection. Especially in the hustle and bustle of the city.
It’s also worth noting that due to the popularity of Palm Vaults it could mean you might be in for a long wait for a table at weekends or other popular times.
As well as feeling like you’ve been teleported to Miami in the mid-1980s, it’s also lovely to take some of this coolness home with you.
Palm Vaults proudly boasts their own merchandise line with t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts to adorable pearlescent tea cups. I love nothing more than a cafe that also becomes a brand and a community. Much like my beloved Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth!
I also adore all the beautiful souls that find themselves in this hugely cool, cosmopolitan environment. It lives and breathes creativity with visits from cute dogs and an adorable budgie the day I visited!
Now let’s try to move past the pure prettiness and talk about the menu that Palm Vaults serve up.
One thing I adore is how successfully they cater to vegans and those with special dietary requirements.
Their predominately plant-based menu features avocado on toast and aubergine sandwiches to granola, along with a tempting range of vegan cakes, including avocado fudge cake.
The day I visited, I picked a vegan granola with berry compote. This gorgeous breakfast choice was extremely light and creamy, but also perfectly filling with a perfect balance of sweetness and light.
But it’s the pastel-coloured drinks that really love the camera and that I was super excited to try in particular.
Their colourful beverages include a rose and lavender latte, turmeric latte and dragonfly blue latte. Dairy-free diners can choose from a huge range of milk options, including soy, almond, oat, hemp, coconut and more.
After much deliberation, I picked the rose latte (with a promised Turkish delight taste!) but sadly they had run out. I went for my second choice of the dragonfly blue latte but it was equally heavenly. And of course just as pretty on the eye!
How many of you have made it to Palm Vaults? It may be a bit of a venture for some, and whilst I wouldn’t go regularly, I’m so happy I finally made a visit to the pink pastel spot in Hackney. A location that, I must just say, is pure vegan heaven! (I also highly recommend the Black Cat up the road).
If you enjoyed this post I have a whole Eateries tab on my blog full of gorgeous cafes and restaurants I find that serve up a huge portion of whimsy! From Paris to Amsterdam to London; your next whimsy cafe spot is a click away!
Address: Palm Vaults, 411 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1HY
Transport: Hackney Central Overground
Opening times: Wednesday – Friday : 8.30am – 4.30pm Saturday: 10am – 5.30pm Sunday: 10am – 5pm