Open: 10am - 12noon
Tuesday - Friday
Lunch: 12 - 2pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Welcome to Café Mosaic!
Café Mosaic reopened in accordance with government guidelines on the 18th May 2021 and the hours were extended to the above from the 4th October.
Takeaways will also be available for those wishing to sit in Peach Place.
We are so excited to see you!
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The Church Café was renovated in the summer of 2018 in preparation for the opening of the newly built Peach Place right outside our doors.
Café Mosaic has been named after the beautiful mosaic fish sculpture on the side of the Bradbury Centre. Mosaics also represent what our Church and the Café mean to many people. A collection of people gathered to make a fantastic 'whole' and volunteers from many different backgrounds help us to provide a warm, friendly welcome.
Tina, Claire and the team would love to welcome you.
Wherever you're from
Wherever you're going
You're welcome here
Manager: Tina Randall firstname.lastname@example.org
With effect from 6th September 2021
|Filter Coffee Mug/Cup||£1.50|
|Hot Chocolate Deluxe||£2.50|
|Squash / Milk||50p|
|Cake – ask at counter for available choices||£1.50|
|Snacks, Biscuits, Cereal bars||£1.00|
|Drink & Bacon Roll Offer||£4.00|
Card payments are preferred.
Served Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 - 2pm
|Bacon Roll & Hot Drink||£4.00|
|Soup & Sandwich||£4.50|
|Soup & Buttered Roll||£3.50|
|Beans on Toast||£4.00|
|Cheese on Toast||£3.50|
|Salads – Ham, Cheese, Tuna||£4.00|
|Jacket Potato – Cheese, Ham, Tuna, Coleslaw, Beans||£4.50|
| Sandwiches – Plain or Toasted
– served with salad and crisps
|Cheese, Ham, Tuna, Pickle, Tomato, Cucumber, Coleslaw|
|Cakes (Ask a member of staff for today’s cakes)||£1.50|
|Crisps & Snacks||from £1.00|
**Last food orders to be made by 1.30pm**.
Charity Coffee Mornings
We are supporting some national campaigns where the charities are able to provide publicity. There will be no stalls, but we will have regular opportunities to support these campaigns by buying coffee and cake – what could be better! Claire and Tina will be looking for support during these Charity Mornings, and we hope, with your support, to raise significant sums to donate to these good causes.
Current planned dates are as follows:
|Friday 26 May 10-12||Thames Hospice|
|Friday 30 June 10-12||Youthline|
|Friday 21 July 10-12||Younger People With Dementia|
On these mornings all monies will be donated to the charity - donations of cake always welcome.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came and supported our charity coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Now on 27 January in memory of Kate. We raised a truly amazing £949!!!!!
Annual Report (March 2023)
Café Mosaic took a long time to build up after the Covid pandemic. We are now back and working very hard to increase our visitors which include many new groups who use Café Mosaic as a relaxed place to meet for an informal catch up. Our loyal visitors have now returned as the pandemic seems to be less of a threat, we hope this will continue with even more visitors. We always make the café a welcoming place for anyone new and old to visit. The introduction of many new community groups is one positive step we have seen. These include:
This new group was introduced following the closure of the long-standing Nursery a few years ago, to offer a space for mums, child minders and grandparents alike. It allows free safe play for young children and social interaction for the mums and carers. It has continued to grow in popularity since its introduction and it has increased Café Mosaic’s revenue with the second hatch open to the café kitchen offering organic snacks and light bites. This year we introduced Tiddlers lunches which have proved very popular with the mums and children. It is currently open Thursdays and we are seeing an increase in attendance over the last few months.
This group meets once a month in Café Mosaic and is NHS led. It provides support for people who have Parkinson’s and their carers and is very well attended by approximately 25 people. It is a valuable service for those who attend in a friendly, relaxed café environment.
These groups have only recently started to meet in Café Mosaic once a month, and they have remarked that they love the space and friendly service from staff and volunteers.
This is managed by The Link Visiting Scheme, who use the church for Chair Yoga and Active minds. Both groups are very well attended and provide a regular income for us, buying teas and coffees from Café Mosaic. It has been a very successful group and invaluable community need, which in turn has also involved the Café in a positive way.
This is a group which brings carers together once a month to bring people together to support and understand how they cope with the different challenges they face. We are hoping this will prove an invaluable and positive addition to our many successful groups.
Along with the continued support of our very loyal customers, the Café is always busy with a lovely vibrant community feel. We still run our Charity days once a month, which has included Breast Cancer Now, South Central Ambulance, Youth Line, Diana Brimblecombe, Young people with Dementia and Children in Need to name a few.
Claire, Nancy and I have all recently completed our level 2 food and Hygiene course we will all also be completing a Health and Safety course in the next few months.
We have now introduced a payment system called Sum up that allows people to pay with their debit card; this is an invaluable addition to the cafe as people do not seem to carry as much cash these days.
At the beginning of this year we decided to trial opening one Saturday a month to gauge what interest there would be to us being open on a Saturday. Unfortunately this has not proved very popular. We think if we opened every week we could build Saturdays back up again as they used to be well attended.
The problem we have is we don’t have the manpower to be able to staff this every week, and so it would have to be Volunteer led for the remaining 3 weeks. If anyone would be interested to take this on we would be happy to train volunteers with the Sum up machine among everything else to be able to set up and close the Café. Please come and have a chat with us if this is something you would be interested in.
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The Volunteers who used to come from Staverton house before the Pandemic have now re-joined us. We are really pleased they have returned and work really hard and they enjoy their time in the Café. Claire and I attended their Christmas Party last year it was so nice to see their home and meet a lot of the people that care for them.
We have been recently approached by the Town Mayor’s office. With the King's Coronation being held on 6th May this year, they have been looking for ways to bring the community together to celebrate. They have asked if we would be happy to host a coffee morning /afternoon for residents to come together. Claire and I have a meeting at the Town Hall to discuss this very soon.
Lunches have still continued to prove more and more popular, we now offer these on a Tues/ Thurs/ Friday. We have had many new customers coming in to try our lunches as we are now part of Peach Place with a larger number of people using the other cafes in the square; this is a real bonus as we are more visible and part of this new development.
The challenge we now face is the increased cost of food; we have increased our prices marginally which has helped a little. We also now have a weekly home delivery which means we can take advantage of offers to try and keep costs down.
Clasp attend a choir on Friday lunch time and require their lunches before they start. We are currently taking 15/20 pre-orders before the regular lunchtime customers which is fantastic news. Clasp also pre order on a Tuesday as they stay for lunch after their regular Tuesday meetings.
We opened for the Winter Carnival last year which once again proved very successful so hopefully we will participate again this year.
Let’s hope the Summer weather will be kind this year and we can use our outside tables and chairs again to raise our profile even more.
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My role as Centre Manager is always an interesting one and at times a challenge but that’s what makes it enjoyable and gives us the encouragement to keep working to make it better.
I would not be able to do this without the care and support of Claire and Nancy who work with me every day with the same commitment.
Also, the volunteers who have returned to give their valuable time to us, a huge thank you.
Let’s hope we continue to have another successful year where we introduce and welcome many more people in to our lovely community café.