Conflict Café

What is Conflict Café?

Conflict Café celebrates the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking.

As seen in the Guardian, Independent and Evening Standard, Conflict Café is the pop-up that serves peace through food.

Diners join communal tables, where they are treated to a feast of traditional dishes from countries that have experienced conflict around the world. Great food is at the heart of Conflict Café, but it is also an informative and interactive dining experience where you get to know more about the country highlighted.

Established in 2014, Conflict Café has served over 1,000 diners, highlighting cuisines and conflicts from Sri Lanka to Colombia, Syria to Myanmar.

There is something very significant about the act of bringing people together around a table to eat, whatever their differences: the very act of cooking and sharing food is a unifying one. It's true that this is not the only tool for peace, but it is a step in the right direction and a great reason to support Conflict Café.

- Yotam Ottolenghi, restaurateur and food writer

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Previously

At our last Conflict Café diners joined us for a unique Burmese sharing dinner in a spectacular skate park under Waterloo station for four nights in September 2018.

Conflict Café Myanmar was in collaboration with Anglo-Burmese cook Cordelia Peel of dining concept, Bagan, who showcased the delicious flavours of her Burmese heritage. Don't miss the next the Conflict Café, sign up here for updates.


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If you have any questions, email conflictcafe@international-alert.org.