Mend, Fix & Repair Cafe

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestart Southfields

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Entrance off Merton Road.

The Mend, Fix & Repair Cafe was set up in Southfields, SW18 at the end of 2022, recruiting local volunteers in and around the friendly community of the Southfields ‘Grid.’

More volunteers continue to sign up and we are broadening the range of items we repair, subject to availability:

  • small electrical and electronic items
  • Computers, laptops and phones
  • General small household items
  • Sewing repairs
  • Carpentry
  • Jewellery
  • Bicycles

We offer advice, enthusiasm and a collaborative skills sharing atmosphere with refreshments!

New volunteers always welcome.


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St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road SW18 5EP

About the group

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.