Welcometo the Smile CAFE

This year - By Popular Demand !

The SMILE Cafe will remain open throughout summer 2016, including the new conservatory extension.

The SMILE Cafe is a weekly pop-up cafe, running every Thursday from 10am to 2pm, at the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham.

It provides an oasis for respite, with refreshments - primarily for Carers and vulnerable adults, as well as those just in need of some company in a friendly environment.

To see the menu, please click here.

The SMILE Cafe is a caring cafe, in Saxmundham.

In a stressful world, it's your place to enjoy some respite, some company and a chat. It's your place to meet, learn and relax!

Carers and those adults with additional mental needs eg dementia, learning disabilities, mental health problems, strokes and head injuries are particularly welcome.

The SMILE Cafe is the place to share personal knowledge, experiences and emotional support.You can make new friends and improve your quality of life. It is also a place for those looking for information, advice and guidance from professionals and support agencies.

The SMILE Cafe is manned by volunteers who will serve you with a welcome cup of tea or coffee and a cheery smile. They will even sit and have a chat with you. We also provide newspapers, magazines, playing cards, dominos, puzzles, board games and electronic tenpin bowling, to make your time more enjoyable,There is no need to book.

The SMILE Cafe at the Fromus Centre is located in Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham ( IP17 1DZ ), close to the A12, bus routes and the Saxmundham rail station - and comes with plenty of free car parking! For directions, please check the interactive map on the left.

A local bookable community transport service to and from the Fromus Centre is also available. For details, please click here.

The SMILE Cafe was set up by the PASTEL Community Interest Company, with support from the Rotary Club of Saxmundham & District.It was sponsored by both organisations and works as a co-production. The SMILE Cafe was managed by PASTEL from October 2012 to April 2015 when the management was handed over to the Rotary Club.

For further information, or to volunteer or make a donation, please scroll down to see the contact information at the bottom of this page..

 

   

 

 

 

The SMILE Cafe

now offers

an all-day breakfast

for only £3

and porridge

with a dash of honey for £1!

Plus toasties, paninis, 'hot dogs'and filled rolls for snacks and lunch including home made soup, burgers and baked potatoes with various toppings!

And, a choice of canned drinks, coffees and teas with home made cakes at £1!

To see the current menu,

click here

plus there are usually additional board 'specials' on the day...

 

 

 

 

The SMILE Cafe was set up on October 4th, 2012, by the PASTEL Community Interest Company,

with support from

The Rotary Club of Saxmundham & District.

It was sponsored by both organisations and became self-sustaining within the first year.

The SMILE Cafe was managed by PASTEL for the first two and a half years, from October 2012 to April 2015, when the roles were reversed and the management was handed over to the Rotary Club, with PASTEL in support.

Description: Rotary International

 

 

 

"I think the SMILE Cafe      

 is a brilliant idea.

It's what community

is all about."

Lesley Dolphin, Producer/Presenter

BBC Radio Suffolk

 

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