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in humble settings

A neighbourhood cafe serving speciality coffee and tea, beautiful artisan treats, and a delicious Middle Eastern breakfast and brunch menu.

Bringing authentic Arabic home cooking based on family recipes to Winchmore Hill.

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We are absolutely obsessed about good, wholesome food. We use the freshest ingredients and work with fantastic producers to bring you a menu rooted in the Middle East.



For Kids



Kitchen Open Until 3:30pm, Saturdays Until 4:30pm

Fancy cake? Have a look at the counter for our freshly made treats baked on-site.

Need catering or a whole cake for a special occasion? Get in touch, we would be happy to help.

What to Expect

A welcoming space with scandi-arabic design, friendly staff, delicious drinks and superb food.

  • Baby friendly: Changing facilities and buggy access.

  • Dog friendly: We have plenty of dog bowls and treats for our four-legged friends.

  • Sunshine friendly: Enjoy the sunshine in our peaceful, plant-filled back garden.

  • Diet friendly: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options on all our menus.

We operate a walk-in only policy.

Our lovely team will do everything they can to accommodate. For larger groups, private parties or events, please get in touch.

Our Story

My name is Hiyam! Nice to meet you.

My family, originally hailing from Jordan, moved to Sweden in 1989 where I grew up, but I spent most of my childhood summers in Saudi Arabia with my wider family.

Grannie Teta, known for her exquisite food and warm hospitality, was one of the most influential characters in my life and, thanks to her, wholesome Arabic home cooking was at the heart of my upbringing. It’s what I missed the most when I moved to London for Uni in 2008.

In 2019, I quit my corporate job to embark on my biggest adventure yet – bringing Wanasa to life. The aim is simple:

Introduce London to authentic Arabic home cooking, giving you a taste of the delicacies of Grannie Teta’s table, in a beautiful and relaxed setting, with a touch of the Scandinavian cafe culture I grew up with.

So…I hope you enjoy! We use the freshest ingredients and best producers, mainly from the Levant region, comprising Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Our specials also showcase favourite childhood dishes from other Arabic countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Algeria.



Find Us

We are a 6 min walk from Winchmore Hill train station.

Opening Hours:

Wed - Fri: 9am to 4pm
Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 10am to 4pm

Free parking:

  • Green Lanes just outside the café – anytime for up to 2 hours

  • Elm Park Road, Firs Lane, Green Dragon Lane – all day

  • Shrubbery Gardens – any time apart from 10:30-11:30am Mon-Fri

To get in touch:

Email [email protected] or call us at 020 8374 0845.