Cafe OTO

Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
  • Telephone 020 7923 1231
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5.30pm; Sun 10.30am–5.30pm but evening performances differ.
  • Bar open .
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5.30pm; Sun 10.30am–5.30pm.
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Not your typical London live venue, Cafe Oto is for the adventurous, hosting live performances by the likes of anti-folk singer Diane Cluck, Hungarian composer Ákos Rózmann, and all manner of world, free-improvised and experimental music. It boasts a shop that sells CDs by Derek Bailey and books by Cornelius Cardew, and by day its café serves contemporary Persian food from cook Soli Zardosht (signature dish: saffron orange chicken.) The cafe closes at 5.30pm only on days when there's an evening performance, to give time for a soundcheck; on both concert and non-concert days, the bar is open until 12.30am.

The nearest Tube stations are Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction (Overground), and the nearest bus routes are 30, 38, N38, 67, 76, 149, N149, 56, 277 and 242.

Events at this venue

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Bertie Marshall

Upset The Rhythm presents BERTIE MARSHALL - Exhibit album launch Saturday 30 October Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL 7.30pm | £10 BERTIE MARSHALL is a writer/ performer. He is also an acclaimed memorist, most well known for his book Berlin Bromley (2006) about his transformation from Bertie, an anxious…

Sat 30 Oct

£11 / 020 7923 1231

Buffet Lunch + Me Lost Me + Shake Chain

BUFFET LUNCH are a Scottish group who make it their mission to craft satisfyingly imperfect pop songs filled with imagery and humour. The group's elementary parts are Perry O'Bray (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Neil Robinson (Bass), John Muir (Lead Guitar) & Luke Moran (Drums), united by a shared love of music on the…

Sat 6 Nov

£7.70 / 020 7923 1231

Hatis Noit

Hailing from distant Shiretoko in Hokkaido, Hatis Noit now resides in London. The Japanese vocal performer’s accomplished range is astonishingly self-taught, inspired by Gagaku and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop. From a young age she’s been aware of the visceral power of the…

Fri 11 Feb 2022

£15 / 020 7923 1231

Pan American (kranky)

Upset The Rhythm presents PAN AMERICAN Wednesday 7 November Redon, Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9HA 7.30pm | £8 During the summer of 1997, Mark Nelson started recording a full length album for kranky at home and at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Mark Nelson had been playing guitar and…

Tue 9 Nov

£11 / 020 7923 1231

Roger Robinson & The Black Space Quartet

Preeminent poet, writer, musician and vocalist Roger Robinson and his new band, The Black Space Quartet, deliver a knockout bout of heartical dub poetry and sultry R&B in a very special addition to our Documenting Sound series. Highly regarded as the voice of King Midas Sound, and responsible for its frankly…

Sun 23 Jan 2022

£16 / 020 7923 1231

Wed 23 Feb 2022

£13 / 020 7923 1231