Step into our cafe and you step back in time to a more gentle age where the cakes were home-baked and a warm fire crackled in the grate.
…this is one railway cafe well worth breaking the journey for.
Bristol Evening Post
We’re open every day serving breakfasts, lunches, tasty treats and snacks, and hot and cold beverages. We’ve been told that our coffee is “some of the best around”, our bacon baps are “perfect” and our homemade cakes “delicious”. We love a compliment.
We also love our guests and like to make them feel at home. Just beware of getting too comfy and missing your train.
- free wi-fi
- wood burning stove and squishy purple sofas to warm and soothe the tired traveller
- book exchange – bring one in to swap or leave a donation in the jar
- books and toys on hand to entertain our younger clientele between trains
- communal bike lock for our visiting cycling enthusiasts
- dog treats and water bowl for our canine compadres
Food For Thought
We use local, Fairtrade and ethically produced ingredients wherever possible, including free-range meats, local breads and juices, organic coffee and Fairtrade teas. Have a look here for more on our suppliers and to see our current Menu.
We have a Manager (Zoe) four supervisors, three assistants and a cleaner who are all part-time.
We have four directors overseeing the business, all local people who are passionate about the cafe and its aims. They are: Natasha Pester; Ann Ramsey; Jon Godden and Peter Burgess. We also have a part-time book-keeper.
A Social Enterprise
The Café is a Community Interest Company, limited by shares and a social firm- a business that exists to create employment opportunities for people who experience high levels of unemployment and social exclusion. Did you know? People with learning disabilities are more likely to be out of work than people with physical disabilities, regardless of their willingness to work.
We currently employ several people with learning disabilities, including a full time apprentice. We are not supported by any Agencies, organisations or schemes to employ our young people, other than the National Apprenticeship Scheme. The people we employ have the same employment rights and pay as any employee working in a business. Where possible, we also offer short term work experience to young adults with learning disabilities, usually in conjunction with their studies at Weston College, and can sometimes provide volunteering opportunities.
If you are interested in our work with people with learning disabilities, or are a business who may be willing to take on one of our apprentices after they finish training, please get in touch with Natasha.
We welcome local community groups and businesses who want to use the cafe as a meeting place.
If you’d like to host an event at the cafe, be it a coffee morning or a walking, craft or book group, please get in touch. We’d be delighted to help.
If you have a regular community or social event at the cafe, on the line or in Yatton and would like to publicise it on our events board, just drop us a line with details to firstname.lastname@example.org