Elsie’s was Fruitful Abundance’s original project and is now can be a model for others who want our help to set up a community cafe: making use of our rescued food, menus, and our handbook. .

Elsie’s cafe is open at the Market Street Community hub on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for delicious brunches, lunches, cakes, coffee and a range of teas.

Our chefs take surplus food which supermarkets have donated to create homemade main meals, soups, a range of paninis, toasties and jacket potatoes. We were proud previous runner-ups in the Food and Drinks awards, as a Local Food Hero.

We serve coffee and cake or toast from 10 a.m and lunch from noon. Prices are competitive, with coffee at 50p, soup £1.50 and mains £3.

Most of our team are volunteers, led by manager Jenny, and you will find a warm welcome to a beloved community café.

Our posts show mouth-watering images of our meals and cakes, and we post menus on our social media pages. Do pop down to the corner of Exeter Place and Brunswick Place.

Opening times

  • Tues – Thurs 10am to 2pm

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