Our Community Cafe is open on Monday – Friday 09:00 – 13:30 as well as the first Saturday of the month (Village market days) between 09:30-16:00
Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, home-made cakes or biscuits in our relaxed cafe environment. We serve breakfast from 9am, as well as adult’s and children’s lunches with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options! We can offer the full range of coffees including Latte, Cappuccino or Americano served fresh from our coffee machine by trained barista staff. Take away available if you wish.
WiFi is available in the cafe free-of-charge; please just ask for the password at the counter
We have a small Community Library in the L A Cafe, where you can donate any books you like and don’t need. Likewise, borrow from it anything you want to. This is a combination of what used to be called the Transition Library (books with a green/spiritual/political/social slant), and the L A Cafe’s collection of novels.
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Café therapy room:
From Monday 16th April, holistic therapist Sarah Britton will be offering the relaxing therapy of Reflexology. Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive therapy that helps to restore balance and harmony. It deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all parts of the body. By working on these areas reflexology helps to relieve stress and tension; improve blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses and helps to restore balance naturally.
Sarah will be here every Monday and Tuesday morning from 10.00 until 1.30pm (term time only) offering 1/2 hour mini treatments (£20) and 1 hour full treatments (£35). You can either pop in on the day for an appointment or, if you prefer to book in advance to guarantee your appointment, then you can book online here. For any questions, contact her on: 07985 931131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liz Fosbury is available on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm, in the café therapy room offering massage therapy, reiki and Indian head massage . Liz is a therapist with a background in nursing, stress management training, and counselling, and has many years of extra training in continuous professional development. In addition, for 2 weeks each year over the last 9 years, she has worked as a volunteer therapist in Bosnia treating war survivors. Men and women, young and old are welcome
10 minutes-£8 20 minutes -£15 40 minutes-£25
To book an appointment, please contact Liz on 01275394155 or 07913425577, or email@example.com
Gilly is a very experienced and friendly Holistic massage and Reiki practitioner who is offering a 15 min massage for £7. This could help ease back, shoulder, neck or head pain or just refresh or revitalise you! Do just drop in.
Contact her on 07950405234 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are a number of informal groups which meet in the cafe throughout the week, many of which are free of charge. Please see below for the regular schedule:
Knit + Natter: Bring your knitting and join the group for a chat and a cup of tea
North Somerset Health Walks: Set-off at 10:30 from the community centre car park. Walks between 30-60 minutes long, suitable for those who haven’t exercised in a while. Stay and socialise in the cafe afterwards. More information can be found on the website here
Tabletop games for adults
Cream tea afternoon: Between 14:30-16:00 on the first Tuesday of the month, we host our cream tea afternoon. £3.50, which includes a scone, jam, cream and a pot of tea/cafetiere. This is a relaxing, adults-only environment.
LAMBS- Long Ashton Mums and Babies Social: The LAMBS group meet weekly between 11:00-13:00 for friendship and support of new mums (and dads). You can request to join the Facebook group here
Friday Friendship group: Come along during Friday mornings to socialise with other local people and make new friends. Large table reserved for the group, very informal, open to all but geared towards ages 60+.
Toys: Where possible, we open up the Keeds Hall on Friday mornings and put out a selection of children’s toys to play with. Toys suitable for children aged 0-10, with plenty of space to run about!
Table tennis: Between 12:30-16:00 on the first Saturday of the month, we offer table tennis in Keeds Hall. £4 per table, for 30 minutes. Bats and balls provided. No need to book, just turn up and play!
Products we currently stock:
We use local suppliers wherever possible; do you have a product you’d like us to stock? Get in touch!
6 flavours of Chew Moos premium quality ice cream produced on a family farm in Dundry from a pedigree herd of Guernsey cows.
Healthy, vegan, gluten-free soups from Bristol-based catering company Kabala Kitchen. They supply us with soups using seasonal vegetables; examples of flavours include creamy red lentil, chunky Mexican bean and classic cream of tomato.
Step & Stone products are available to buy from the cafe. Step & Stone are a Bristol-based bakery who makes handmade lavosh flatbreads with a social purpose. They work with young people with learning disabilities, helping to develop their skills and confidence so they can eventually find employment in the mainstream catering world. This community interest company even use our village hall kitchen as their bakery, so the flatbreads are made on site!
We stock apple juice from Barleywood orchard, which is made using a traditional manual press, from unsprayed apples grown on the Mendips. We also sell an range of Orchard Pig fizzy fruity drinks, which are also made in Somerset.
We source our white and granary bread from Weston-Super-Mare based Winnie’s Bakery, and serve it with our sandwiches, toasties and soups. Winnie is the name of the natural ferment that is used in the baking process, and combined with wild yeast and sea salt, the loaf is chemical-free!
We use Bristol-based Clifton Coffee for our coffee beans, which we freshly grind to make our Espresso, Americano, Latte and Cappucino. This company also supplies and services our coffee machine, and trains our baristas, meaning that we can ensure we provide the highest quality cup of coffee!