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.

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Wed 12 Feb 2020

£13.20 / 020 7923 1231

Grimm Grimm Album Launch - Grimm Grimm / Laetitia Sadier / Sister Static (marta Salogni)

Celebrating the release of Grimm Grimm's new album "Ginormous" Grimm Grimm Laetitia Sadier Sister Static (aka Marta Salogni)

Thu 27 Feb 2020

£11 / 020 7923 1231

Lonnie Holley

The expansive American experience Lonnie Holley quilts together across his astounding new album, MITH, is both multitudinous and finely detailed. Holley's self-taught piano improvisations and stream-of-consciousness lyrical approach have only gained purpose and power since he introduced the musical side of his art in 2012…

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£19.25 / 020 7923 1231

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£14.30 / 020 7923 1231


Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a German electronic musician and composer. He is best known as a co-founder of the influential krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia, and for his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello. Baba Yaga's Hut This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required).

Fri 13 Dec

£18 / 020 7923 1231

Ryley Walker

Indie folk sounds from Chicago's Ryley Walker, who has clear Tim Buckley influences scrawled across his music.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Sold out / 020 7923 1231

Sat 21 Dec

£11 / 020 7923 1231

The Utopia Strong

Ouroboros presents The Utopia Strong The Crescent, York Wednesday 18th December, 7.30pm. £10adv More at

Fri 20 Dec

£13.20 / 020 7923 1231

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