About Second Shot

Second Shot Coffee is the East London coffee shop bringing people together by tackling homelessness one espresso at a time.

We’re changing perceptions on homelessness by being a destination that serves some of London’s best coffee, alongside a unique community atmosphere, amazing food, and just so happens to be changing lives.

We employ people who have been affected by homelessness, train them up and transition them on to long term employment elsewhere, helping them on their individual journey taking them from where they are, to where they deserve to be. For a better idea of what we do, one of our trainee’s incredible stories was documented in this video and story.


We also operate a pay it forward system whereby our customers pre-pay, so that later someone from the street can receive a something to eat or drink free of charge.

For more info on how you can pay it forward click here.