LA Cafe

WP_20150625_004Our Community Cafe is open on Monday – Friday  10:00 – 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 and adult’s and children’s lunches at reasonable prices, in our relaxed cafe environment. We can offer the full range of coffees including Latte, Cappuccino or Americano served fresh from our coffee machine. Take away available if you wish. We use local suppliers wherever possible; do you have a produce you’d like us  to stock? Get in touch!

Products we currently stock:

6 flavours of ‘Chew Moos‘ premium quality ice cream produced on a family farm in Dundry from a pedigree herd of Guernsey cows

Orchard Pig  range of  fizzy fruity  dOrchard Pig Fruity Drinks Apple Tinglerrinks and Barleywood apple juice made on a traditional manual press with apples from unsprayed orchards around the Mendip Hills.

Healthy vegan, gluten-free soups from Bristol-based catering company ‘Planted’. They supply us with soups using seasonal vegetables; examples of flavours include creamy red lentil, chunky Mexican bean and classic cream of tomato.

We also have Step & Stone products 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.

What else is on offer:

Wifi is available in the cafe free-of-charge- please just ask for the password at the counterGallery For > Wifi White Png

We have a small Community Library in the LA 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 (green / spiritual / political / social), and the LA Cafe’s collection of novels that was in a basket in the cafe.

Regular groups and services:

Gilly Brown Holistiic Massage and Reiki Practitioner
Gilly Brown Holistiic Massage and Reiki Practitioner

Gilly Brown is offering holistic massage in the private Café therapy room    Wednesdays and Fridays  10:00-13:00.

Gilly is a very experienced and friendly Holistic massage and Reiki practitioner who is offering a 15 min massage for £5.This could help ease  back, shoulder neck or head pain  or just refresh or revitalise you. Do just drop in. Gilly is also available once a month at the village market.

She can be contacted for lengthier home visit appointments .

Tel 07950405234 or gilly.karm@hotmail.co.uk

Weekly schedule

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:

Monday

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

Tuesday

Tabletop games for adults 

Wednesday

Bridge (£)

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

Gilly Brown massage (£) (see above for info)

Thursday

MAMMA (Mothers Advocating Mother’s Milk Association)

Café Mamma is a weekly drop-in café for local families, providing support, encouragement and information to breastfeeding mums. It is a place where mums can meet with other mums, as well as with trained peer supporters, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This drop-in group runs every Thursday, from 10:00 – 11:30

More information can be found on the website here or Facebook page here

Friday

Friday Friendship group

Gilly Brown massage (£) (see above for info)

Spinning demo from the Avon Guild of Spinners, Weaving and Dyers (last Friday of the month only)

Website here and Facebook page here

Do you have a group you’d like to start, or a stall you’d like to run in the LA Cafe? Get in touch by emailing laca@btconnect.com or calling 01275 393570

At the heart of the community, we offer a range of large and small community hall spaces for hire plus outdoor play areas, bowling and tennis clubs.