Minerva Café

The Minerva Café was a cafe at 144 High Holborn in London's Holborn district. It was founded by the Women's Freedom League in 1916. The British Socialist Party and the Communist Workers Party of Sylvia Pankhurst also met at the cafe.[1]

Constance Markievicz spoke at the cafe in February 1923 at a meeting of the Irish Self-Determination League.[2] The Australian writer Miles Franklin worked as a cook at the cafe.[3]


  1. ^ "The Minerva Café". libcom.org. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  2. ^ Lauren Arrington (24 November 2015). Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz. Princeton University Press. p. 234. ISBN 978-0-691-16124-2.
  3. ^ Ross Davies (5 January 2015). Three Brilliant Careers: Nell Malone Miles Franklin Kath Ussher. Boolarong Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-1-925046-82-3.

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