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The Laydens Community Café - Serving the Community

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WE ARE CLOSED DURING THE PANDEMIC BUT HOPE TO GET BACK TO NORMAL ASAP.

General Details

Community Café  The Laydens is a bright and cheerful Community Café which in normal times seats 30 people. At the front there are two picnic benches for eating outside on sunny days. It is accessible for people with disabilities. The Hygiene rating is 4.

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday (other than Bank Holidays). We offer home-cooked quality breakfasts and lunches as well as snacks and non-alcoholic drinks at very reasonable prices. Service is known for its friendliness ….. and the delicious meals! Free wi-fi is available. Nearly 100 customer visits a week were made before the pandemic crisis.

Prices are very reasonable. Popular choices are

£4.50: Small Breakfast of 2xbacon, egg, sausage, potato cubes, beans or tomatoes, bread or toast with a free drink (there are vegetarian options)

£3.80: Jacket Potatoes with a choice of fillings including tuna or cheese

£3 for Children’s meals with 3 choices. 

There are a variety of hot and cold drinks, as well as sandwiches

Volunteers: The Community Café is mainly run by volunteers, alongside the Manager, Sally Fisher.

Premises: As part of the premises there is an Office for admin, a disabled toilet, and of course the well-equipped hygienic kitchen. The building was once used by the WRVS. We have been particularly grateful for grants and support from Felixstowe Town Council, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council.

Bookings: Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, The Laydens also offered free monthly confidential health advice from the Walton Parish Nurses and held popular craft mornings fortnightly. There have also been Sign Language and Spanish Conversation classes which will be starting up again. ABLE Felixstowe is the trading name of the Community Interest Company – A Brighter Life for Everyone – which we all know as The Laydens. The centre is being used more and more by the community for birthday parties, personal events and small gatherings. The Management Committee consists of Jan Garfield, Margaret Morris (Chair), Michael Sharman and Wendy Smith.

Who to contact

Name
Sally Fisher
Position
Centre Manager
Telephone
01394 270225
Email
laydenscentre@gmail.com
Address
12
Langley Avenue
Felixstowe
Suffolk
Postcode
IP11 2NA

Additional contact

Additional Website
https://www.facebook.com/thelaydenscommunitycafe/

Where to go

Address
12
Langley Avenue
Felixstowe
Suffolk
Postcode
IP11 2NA
Area served
Felixstowe
Venue Email
laydenscentre@gmail.com
Parking details
There is parking in Langley Avenue
Notes

The Laydens is wheelchair-accessible with an accessible toilet.

Days & Times

Café
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
The Café is open; Monday to Friday from 10 am - 2 pm

Other details

Age Groups
Adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Notes

We have been very grateful for support and encouragement from many of our local Felixstowe Councillors.  In addition, we have received grants from East Suffolk Council (and previously Suffolk Coastal District Council) as well as support from Felixstowe Town Councillors.

Last Updated
27/11/2020

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