Save Jim's Cafe!

by Drew Esqulant in London, England, United Kingdom

Save Jim's Cafe!

Total raised £12,220

raised so far



Over the past year we've done everything in our power to keep Jim's alive, but we need a little extra help to ensure we can reopen soon!

by Drew Esqulant in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th April 2021 we'd raised £12,200 with 262 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Jim’s Cafe has been a Chatsworth Road stalwart since the 1960’s, serving as a cafe and an ice cream factory, for six decades. Almost four years ago we took over the reigns, bringing our iconic burger and some great cocktails to the heart of Clapton. 

Over the past year we adapted our offering as much as we possibly could, offering takeaway food, cocktails and box meals both directly and through suppliers like Deliveroo to help us stay afloat. 

Sadly, with only a couple of outside tables, and fluctuating group size restrictions, we have struggled to make ends meet even when we were able to open. We’re now nearly out of steam, as we (hopefully) approach the end of lockdown.

It costs us over £6,000 per month to keep the doors closed, this covers the cost of our rent and monthly bills that continue to require payment even if we’re not trading. To open up for takeaway/box meals takes this cost up to £7,500, which in turn supports our staff and our supply chain, who are key to our successful reopening post COVID. 

Jim’s Cafe was a thriving local venue, the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails well into the evening. Great parties and large bookings were our bread and butter, and sadly we’ve not been able to host either over the last 12 months. We know Jim’s means a great deal to the local community, as it does to us, and we’re now launching this Crowdfunder to help see us through these (fingers crossed!) last few months of restrictions. 

If you’d like to help us ensure Jim’s can open again, as and when restrictions allow, we’d love your help. Your donations will help us to keep paying the bills and supporting our team so that we’re ready to go as soon as we’re allowed.






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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£25 or more

A pint of beer on us when we reopen!

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a pint of beer on us when we reopen.

£50 or more

15% off your first meal back at Jim's

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with 15% off your first total bill when we reopen.

£70 or more

1 x unframed print

A print of one of the six works of art that usually hang on the walls in the back room at Jim's. Please note these prints are unframed and need to be collected from the cafe. Selection is first come first served.

£90 or more

1 x framed print

1 x framed print of the artwork by Dingus that usually hangs in the back room of Jim's. Prints will need to be collected from the cafe and will be first come first served.

£100 or more

25% off your first meal back at Jim's

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with 25% off your first total bill when we reopen.

£250 or more

Dinner for two and a round of cocktails

Pledge £250 today and we'll reward you with a two course meal for with and a round of cocktails.

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