The Cafe Is Open!
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers”
Revised Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 10:00-14:00
Lunch will be served between 11:30 and 13:30
We are thrilled to be open again but the Cafe will look a bit different. We’ve put in some safety measures to keep our customers and volunteers as safe as possible. These include:
Sign in on entry: you will be asked to sign in every time you come in to the cafe, no matter if you come in one or ten times. This is so we can contact you regarding any outbreaks. Your details will only be kept for 21 days
Exact cash or contactless payment only: we will be unable to provide change or accept chip and pin payments. This is to reduce contact between volunteers and customers. Donations are also welcome if you do not have exact cash
We ask that you wear a face mask while queuing and ordering your food. Once you have sat down then you will be able to take it off
The Cafe is a way in which St Stephen’s Church cares for the community that God has placed us in. The Café is an open and welcoming place where anyone can come to buy a meal or a drink, no matter their circumstances. We believe in the principle of ‘eat, drink, share, pay what you know is fair’ and therefore refreshments are available for a minimum of £1.
The Cafe is a place of welcome, refreshment and peace for volunteers and customers alike.
The Cafe exists to hold people alongside each other
The Church has a heart to reach out and welcome people into the community
The Cafe is here for all, offering a different atmosphere and environment to commercial ventures; a peaceful place to come by yourself or with friends and family.
We are here to serve the city in many different ways, including providing a place for over 50 volunteers to be valued. Without our volunteers this cafe would not function.
We operate a pay a pound system for those struggling to pay. We will, of course, always be grateful to receive donations from anyone wishing to support the work of St Stephen’s in this way.
The food is all homemade or made on the premises. The coffee and tea are good quality and Fairtrade.