Pedal Power Cafe
10:00 - 16:30
We believe that Pedal Power Café is so much more than a café. In fact, if we renamed it, our café would be called the Cwtch because it is most importantly a safe and welcoming space where everyone can truly feel included and relax among friends. Our aim is for it to be like a home from home and our customers have been telling us just how much it was missed when , due to Covid impact over recent months, it was temporarily closed.
Our café is a place to get together. It is somewhere carers can talk ,exchange ideas, give mutual support but, most importantly, just have a chat; it is where many of our customers can learn and practise their communication skills, somewhere they can feel accepted ; it’s a place where you can have a moment alone in a quiet corner and watch the world go by or a place you can come to so you’re not alone, as there is always someone happy to have a few words.
Sitting outdoors is always a good option as you can enjoy a constant show of wildlife and changing colours on our tree-lined site, plus our collections of pots and intimate side garden provide a bee and butterfly buffet. We have gazebos to provide shelter from sunshine or rain but, should you venture inside, our tables are wheelchair-friendly and we have a variety of seating options which can be re-arranged to suit your group – just ask and our friendly staff will assist. On a practical note, we have a disabled toilet and additional toilets, one with a baby changing table.
Did you know you we have a gateway that leads onto the Cathedral Road - side pathway? Sometimes we feel we’re a little too hidden so hopefully this will encourage more passers-by, especially dog walkers.
Our café space can be divided into two rooms, one of which we have called Room 96 as it was in 1996 that the idea of Pedal Power was first enacted by our founder, Sybil Williams MBE, and it is in this space that we exhibit our Art in the Café. Community involvement is very important to us so we invite local artists to exhibit at no charge (donations always accepted, of course!). We believe this adds another dimension to a café visit for our existing customers and, hopefully, will attract new customers too.
On the community theme, we will be hosting a series of pop-up events in our café where local community groups can showcase favourite recipes and dishes. We are always open to new ideas and happy to discuss ways that different groups of people and Pedal Power can interact. We would be delighted if you have suggestions or comments, please post in our feedback box or get in touch with Sian, email@example.com