Exciting news! We’re opening a popup community cafe and lounge serving hot drinks and cakes in December until Christmas from 8am till noon Mondays to Fridays. The lounge is the large room on the right as you enter the main hallway and we have now furnished it with tables, chairs and sofas. We’ve hired a 2-group espresso coffee machine, bought several kilograms of quality beans from Old Spike Roastery, and are excited to get it all going and serving up frothy barista coffees! Our popup prices will be low, with a cup of tea costing £1. Come and sit in or grab and go – either way we are looking forward to seeing you!
We invite the whole community into the lounge to test out how it could work in the future, to add some cheer to the busy Christmas period and enhance the vibe of the library and hub. Most importantly, we wish to poll the community about what they would like to see within the community café and community lounge that will open in the same room in 2024 that will be run by Sweet Carolina.
The popup café and community lounge will be free to use by anyone in the community. There is public library WiFi available and many tables and comfortable chairs to use that we’ve been collecting. We are designated warm hub and anyone can come and sit with no obligation to buy.
We will be asking customers to provide feedback about what they would like to see in the cafe, lounge and hub in 2024. Please come and visit us and let us know what you think. Additionally, if the popup is popular and gets good support, we will look to extend our opening hours, so please come and support us and let us know.