Benugo Cafes


Right from the start we’ve been all about simple, fresh and natural food, delivered with our unique twists. We hit the spot as our uncomplicated, flavoursome creations immediately proved popular – our iconic New Yorker sandwich and orange & almond cake are still best sellers today.

Benugo was born on the high street and while our family has grown substantially, the independent spirit of our first café in Clerkenwell is still in our DNA today, 24 years on.

Find our Benugo cafes in London and across the UK in a selection of John Lewis stores. See where your nearest one is using Find a Benugo in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Explore our cafes

Afternoon Tea in The Anning Rooms

Natural History Museum celebrates nature with the launch of a new afternoon tea, available in this exclusive members’ space boasting unrivalled views of the Museum’s famous architecture.

Aptly named Inspired by Nature, an array of sweet and savoury treats has been expertly created by our pastry chefs to celebrate British farmers and growers and is inspired by nature’s wonders to showcase the very best of British seasonal produce.

Inspired by Nature, priced from £35, then with Prosecco £40.

The afternoon tea experience is prebook only but open to all, providing the perfect opportunity to relax after a tour of the museum’s latest exhibitions.

The afternoon tea is served Wednesday through Friday at 12pm and 3pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm only.

Please note, opening times of the Anning Rooms (for Members & Patrons) are 10:00am until 17:30pm.

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Ignatius Sancho Café

A new Benugo café, named after Ignatius Sancho – serving freshly made pastries and cakes, toasted sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, salads as well as ice cream and sundaes.

Charles Ignatius Sancho was a remarkable British abolitionist, writer and composer who became the first known Black Briton to have voted in an election, as well as the first to have his letters published. After arriving on a slave ship from New Granada at around the age of two in 1731, he grew up enslaved by a family in Greenwich, before receiving an education and gaining employment with the Montagu family, and eventually starting his own business as a shopkeeper. Throughout this time, Sancho also continued to develop his artistic talents, composing music, acting, writing plays, and even writing a book on music, gaining celebrity in Georgian London.

The café building was previously a private, residential lodge and sits within a newly landscaped area of the park, transformed from a concrete yard into exciting community facilities. In addition to the café, there are accessible toilets (including a Changing Places facility), a volunteer hub, and a community kitchen garden.

This new two-storey café provides an important space for park visitors to relax in, meet friends and family, and enjoy this corner of the park in a new way.


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John Lewis Cardiff

Find us on the first floor, next to ladieswear. Join us pre or post-shop for made-to-order coffee, freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes.

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