Shine Coffee Shop is Open!

Firstly, a bit about us

At the very heart of our ethos is the local community. Here at Shine we offer the space and let the community create a network – fostering a strong and cohesive community right here in Turnpike Lane.

How our project developed

We wanted to do more and set about growing our space with the call of good coffee; to have a place where everyone could meet, participate and shine. We wanted to address unemployment rates and social isolation across Haringey. We knew that people who participated at Shine felt better within themselves and part of something bigger. We dreamed of setting up a social enterprise where we could train local people and give them a sense of purpose through volunteering and eventually employment.

Our crowdfund campaign

The dream was realised by a successful crowdfunding campaign where you, the local community, pledged support for this vital space. We were overwhelmed with support from local people, businesses and organisations. Shine was shortlisted by the GLA and at a very official awards ceremony received a grant from the Mayor of London’s office. We were ever closer to the target and a donation by the local council at the 11th hour saw us get over the line.

What we have done

With the crowdfunding support we have improved accessibility within the building and purchased necessary start up equipment. We are pleased to say that with a bit of extra community support we successfully launched the coffee shop on 11th May.

Our trained baristas are ready to serve you some amazing coffee. We have chosen the best bean in town so pop in and see for yourself. And if nothing else by buying local you too can help Haringey shine, and that’s what it’s all about!

Check our Facebook page and Twitter @shineharingey for opening times

Shine at a glance:

  • We offer training and volunteering opportunities for local people
  • We exhibit and sell artwork produced by local residents
  • We host a number of community led groups
  • We offer affordable hire rates for daytime and evening events / classes
  • We welcome everyone to our space


If you are interested in our next batch of training and volunteering please speak to Kevin on 07944664187.

Role profile for Shine volunteer



Baby Sign Language Taster Session

Join the Little Signers Club, North London for a FREE taster Baby Signing Class.

Wednesday 12th September 2018


Shine, 89 -91 Turnpike Lane, N8 0DY

Classes will then be every Wednesday from 26th September until 31st October. Contact Jo (07938930369 or for more information or to book your place.

Haringey Recovery Service Exhibition

Shine’s gallery walls will feature the exceptional work of service users from the Haringey Recovery service this August. Join us for the opening event on:


Friday 3rd August 2018

4:00 – 7:00pm

Shine, 89 -91 Turnpike Lane, N8 0DY


Exhibition runs 3rd – 31st August 2018.

Free entry.

Blooming Creations Exhibition Opening Event


Shine’s gallery walls will feature 2D and 3D artwork by local children as part of the Blooming Creations exhibition this July. Join us for the opening event on:


Wednesday 18th July 2018

4:30 – 6:30pm

Shine, 89 -91 Turnpike Lane, N8 0DY


Exhibition runs 18 – 31 July 2018.

Free entry.


New Music Circle

  Jam & Shine is a new collaboration between Capital Age Arts and Shine. We are boosting that Friday feeling with a bit of happy music making. We welcome musicians of all abilities to join our music circle, led by Laurie:   Every Friday 1-3pm 89 – 91 Turnpike Lane, N8 0DY   Why not…


Children’s Art Exhibition at Shine

  About Blooming Creations Naz Hakim is a community artist, parent and local resident in Haringey. She founded Blooming Creations, a collective of passionate community artists delivering diverse creative opportunities to local children. The collective deliver after school and holiday sessions to children in years 3-6. With a teen collective project also in the pipeline,…


Homeless exhibition at Shine

  Homeless exhibition at Shine   The new Shine coffee house on Turnpike Lane will shine the spotlight on inspiring artwork and photographs produced by Café Art, a social enterprise for people affected by homelessness, from Monday 4th June.
Cafe Art began in 2012 with the idea to hang artwork produced in homelessness art groups on…