Working in our Café helps students to develop skills which improve their independence in their home settings.
In the Café, students are working in a fully-functioning catering establishment, both in the kitchen and ‘front-of-house’. This provides them with the experience of working with the expectations and pressures found in any other food retail outlet.
Students working in the Café will assist in the preparation and cooking of the dishes on our recently–introduced new menu. All work is undertaken under the supervision of our experienced catering instructors, in line with food hygiene legislation.
Students also learn how to wait on tables. This interaction with customers helps to develop interpersonal skills and confidence. Some students work the cash till, helping them to develop money skills.
All students exercise their personal choices and are involved in decision making at the shop.
We’d love to see you. Don’t forget that every penny you spend in the Café, whether it’s on food from our new menu, our own label wine and jars of jams and pickles, or craft items created by our students, all goes towards the work we do.
To make a booking, call us on (01227) 831266
Monday to Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Last orders 4.30pm
If you haven’t been for a while, you may be very pleasantly surprised by the recent changes to our menu. Don’t take our word for it – have a look at our recent testimonials!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere - thank you. ELHAM LACE LADIES
Wonderful place. Excellent wine and cream tea. Very helpful staff. Doug and Marsha. Colorado USA
What a wonderful place. I have seldom (if ever) tasted such a wonderful scone and cake. Schinz. Berlin
Thank you for making us and our French visits so welcome. The service was excellent. Buckingham Walking Group
Very enjoyable meal in excellent surroundings. Mr & mrs Barling Whitstable, Kent
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! WE WILL BE BACK !! Mr & Mrs Sinclair Cheriton
A great wedding venue. Good food. Great service. Could not do enough for us, first class.
Jonathon Vince St Margarets Bay, Kent
We absolutely love it here, thank you so much. Beautiful scenery, beautiful food and beautiful people. What a wonderful day we will never forget. Sophie & Marcus London