St Albans’ Café on the Corner is first and foremost a social enterprise. That means our priority is the quality of the training and supported work opportunities we offer to adults with learning disabilities.
Tasty food and arty surroundings
Fresh food with provenance and low food miles is really important. A lot of the ingredients come from our own allotment.
‘We do lots of different salads, green beans, beetroot and feta, tomato – we’ve got a really good chutney as well, and a chilli jam that’s made with our chillies.’
The original artwork, created by people we support in our nearby art studio, displayed on the walls means the café looks great too. And the hard work is paying off. The café team recently took part in a local competition to design an Advent window display and won first prize!
One regular customer calls us ‘a little gem in a side street’ while others have commented on the friendly, helpful staff and tasty food.
We host a weekly Spanish class and a pottery group, and we have a regular group of mums and babies meeting here.
Focusing on the people we support
We involve the people we support in everything we do – preparing food, taking orders, making coffee and using the till. And the benefits are plain to see.
If you want to see and hear more from Café on the Corner they have their own Facebook page @cvtcafeonthecorner
39 Catherine Street,
We’re closed on a Monday. Tuesday, we’re open 10.30 am until 4 pm. Wednesday through to Saturday we’re open 9 am until 4 pm.