The New Street Cafe provides a warm, welcoming and active cafe environment for older people in a Daventry town centre.
As well as home-cooked food the Cafe also provides a range of social activities and a meeting place to help reduce loneliness, isolation and improve health and wellbeing.
As you can appreciate unfolding events have meant we have had to temporarily close our cafe. We are already looking forward to reopening when restrictions allow.
We also hope in the coming months to restart our popular community lunches.
We aim to provide tasty, home-cooked and affordable food. Our breakfast range includes hot drinks, cakes, toasts, full breakfasts and rolls with tea and coffee from 60p.
You can download and view our new Cafe Menu [pdf].
Unfortunately our community lunches remain paused, but we are pleased to be able to provide free meals to our cafe customers at home over this period every Wednesday and Thursday.
Every first and third Thursday of the month the Cafe opens its doors for large community lunches. These are a great opportunity to get a good meal, meet new people and find out more about what’s going on locally. Lunches are £5 per person and include a freshly made main course, dessert and tea or coffee.
You can book your place by getting in contact with us here at the Volunteer Centre or by popping into the Cafe during opening times.
The Cafe also hosts many Christmas lunches over the festive period, dates of which will be available from us at the Centre.
As well as new visitors we are always looking for new people to volunteer at the Cafe to help run our activities and add to the great things the Cafe is doing locally.
We welcome individuals who may want to help cook and assist our cafe volunteers day-to-day as well as creating and running health and wellbeing activities.
The Cafe has also provided enjoyable and rewarding volunteer experiences for locally-based businesses and their staff. We are proud of our links to Cummins Engineers and DHL who have provided incredible support to our Community Lunches, Cafe activities and helped to improve the Cafe space itself.
If you are interested in helping out please do get in touch by either popping in during Cafe opening times or contacting the Volunteer Centre.
You can also help support the activities of our Cafe in tackling social isolation by fundraising. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in raising funds for the project, either through one-off sales and fun events to something more long-term, helping establish networks with businesses and other funders.
Fundraising is a vital part of the project and you would be playing a large role in providing an affordable, safe, warm and friendly space for older people in the Daventry District.
For more information please get in touch with us to discuss further.