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Special Needs Cafes 
in the UK

Special needs cafes

All across the UK there are special needs cafes offering work experience and training to young people and adults with learning difficulties.

They provide the opportunity for individuals to gain skills and qualifications while working towards paid employment.

The cafes can be found at local colleges, libraries, art galleries, craft centres, parks, hospitals and town centres.  

They offer tea, coffee and a variety of snacks, cakes and meals.  Many provide high quality homemade products and even gluten free options.

The majority also seem to have accessible facilities making them an excellent choice for wheelchair users.

I’m sure you will agree with me that we should be supporting these cafes and shouting their success from the rooftops!

That’s why we have been collecting the details and adding them to a map that is easy to access from phones, tablets and computers.

If you know of any cafes or you would like to provide some more details for our visitors we would love to hear from you....

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The Bee Hive Cafe  
The Bee Hive Cafe, Kingsthorpe, Northampton is helped to be run by young people with physical or learning disabilities. Everyone is so friendly and …

The White Lion Cafe 
The Parkside School welcomes you to the White Lion Café in Norwich, Norfolk. We are a community school project that teaches our young people with …

Mug Shot - Fareham, Hampshire 
A brilliant cafe run by Amanda and her family... Amanda supports training for people with learning difficulties so that they gain the much needed …

1HQ Cafe - Wimborne, Dorset Not rated yet
Connected with Beaucroft College. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we are open to the public serving sandwiches, paninis, toasties, homemade cakes …

Community Cafe @Stour Connect Not rated yet
An amazing cafe in Sturminster Newton, North Dorset, offering.... Social breakfasts on Mondays, Lunch Clubs on Mondays and the community base for Parents …

The Lodge Trust Country Cafe Not rated yet
We are a Christian community for adults with learning disabilities in the heart of rural Rutland. As well as residential support, we also offer …

Pirmas Blynas Not rated yet
Primas Blynas is a Pancake house where people with a disability can show everyone that they can work and ad something to society. On the menu: …

Acorn Village Coffee Shop - Manningtree, Essex Not rated yet
Acorn Village is a registered charity for adults with learning disabilities on Clacton Road, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2NJ. Tel: 01206 394124. …

Cafe Frobisher - Normanton, West Yorks Not rated yet
This is a Cafe run by Day Opportunities (Learning Disabilities) in Normanton Community Centre. Staff are learning disabled supervised by Centre …

Owl Cafe, Sawston Free Church, Sawston, Cambs  Not rated yet
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm Our accessible cafe has indoor and outside seating areas, with free internet access and newspapers. …

Fair Shares Cafe, Trumpington Street, Cambridge Not rated yet
Fair Share Cafe provides healthy affordable meals, snacks and cakes – all homemade. The cafe is run as an agreement between Eddie’s and Emmanuel …

Whistle Stop Cafe Not rated yet
The Whistle Stop Cafe is a small cafe based in Tweedbank, Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. The Cafe is part of Working Together Social Enterprises …

Beehive Cafe Not rated yet
One of our biggest achievements has been to open a café which provides a wonderful friendly hub for all our disabled clients and their families and carers, …

St Sidwells Cafe - Exeter Not rated yet
St Sidwells is a small cafe in Exeter. ANSWER: Hi Ruth thank you for letting us know about the St Sidwells Cafe. St Sidwells is a community …

King Street Studio and Gallery - Margate Not rated yet
Looking Ahead Margate Kent works with adults with learning needs who are involved in the running of the gallery and studio and tea room. They do …

The Gatsby Emporium  Not rated yet
A unique designed coffee shop which cares for people with Dementia on site for families to have a break in crisis. All volunteers have special …

Christine's Community Café - Sherwood, Nottingham Not rated yet
We are an accessible community cafe offering a welcoming, friendly cafe space for everyone. We have provided an apprenticeship and employment for a …

Marina Cafe - Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire Not rated yet
Marina Cafe is a small cafe run by The Brothers of Charity. The food is served by young people with learning disabilities. It serves homemade food. …

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Find a Special Needs Cafe

The map below shows the location of the cafes in the UK that we are know about.

If you are aware of any others please let us know so we can add them to the map.  Thank you.

Click on the individual markers to find out about a cafe. The link provided will take you to more information.

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