Growing your business

Small Business Of The Month: Palm Vaults, London

19 July 2017
2 minute read

This month’s winner for Small Business of the Month is Palm Vaults! As nominated by our Digital Marketing Executive, Raff Gifford.

Palm Vaults is an independent coffee-and-cake café in Hackney, London. Catering for vegetarians, vegans, and aesthetes alike, the café prides itself on its plant-based menu and eccentric décor, in a space filled with lush green plants and velvet padded booths.

Owner Hannah McEvoy and her team are also passionate about working with other local independent businesses, such as Victoria Yum and The Hardihood, who supply Palm Vaults with some of their beautifully decorated sweet treats.

“The menu changes week to week, depending on what ingredients they've been able to source,” says Raff. “I highly recommend the avocado toast though - it's the best I've tried in East London so far and I'm always coming back for more! And their signature rose latte is a real treat too.”

Since opening just 15 months ago, Palm Vaults’ popularity has soared; with its signature mint and pastel pink décor securing them the title of “London’s most Instagrammable café” in a vast variety travel magazines and blogs.

“There’s wonderful atmosphere in the café. Overflowing with pastels, retro prints and overhanging plants, it kind of feels like you've been taken back to the 70s. I was pleased to find that its charm - which has been captured through so many camera lenses - translates in real-life too!

Whenever I go to Palm Vaults I always leave feeling really happy. Whether it's from the beautiful decor, the delicious menu or the friendly staff is hard to know - so I'd say it's probably a combination of all these things.”

Find out more about Palm Vaults on their Instagram page.


If you know a small business that you think deserves some recognition then let us know by emailing

Next Steps

Liberis finance have won Alternative Lender of the Year for 2 years running. Find out more about what we do.

Find out more

Recommended Articles

Growing your business

Five Challenges Every Small Business Faces and How to Overcome Them

14 October 2019
4 minute read

Accounting for a massive 99.9% of the UK’s 5.7 million and growing private sector businesses, the position of SMEs has become one of the utmost important, impacting the vitality of the UK jobs market, employability levels and UK economy in general. Statistics say that over half the number of SMEs fail to exist past the 5-year mark, as owners are unable to combat the host of challenges that arise from such entrepreneurial endeavours. But, do not fear, Liberis is here!

Growing your business

The Importance of Online Reviews

01 October 2019
3 minute read

Consumer choice has increased at a staggering amount over the past decade or so. With numerous establishments popping up in every sector of every industry each year, and online providers providing accessible options to compare businesses, the competition is fierce and it remains a challenge for SMEs to stay afloat in such a bustling environment. SMEs must learn to adapt amidst the crowded infrastructure of UK business. And a sure-fire way to do this, is by being vigilant and attentive to online reviews.

Growing your business

The Power of the Social Influencer Market

23 September 2019
4 minute read

These days, there’s no getting away from social influencer marketing. Far from just a fad, this trend is still going strong as businesses are increasingly keen to incorporate influencer marketing into their overall strategies. But what exactly is a social influencer and social influencer marketing?