Latest Development & News
Giant Tea Cosy
Dec 5th 2015 saw us put a giant tea cosy, knitted by over 150 local people, right over the cafe. The adventure began at 6.30am in the gloom of a winters day and ended with hundreds of people coming to see the spectacle. There were craft stalls, a fire engine, homemade soups, rolls and baked goodies, several stints on BBC radio Bristol and an official opening of the event by local artist and friend of the cafe, Emmeline Simpson. The weather held for the entire event and cafe volunteers and staff are still awaiting the result of a Guinness world record attempt.
Overall the day was a great success as the local community came out in force to support it. Look out for more adventures in 2016!
Deputy Lord Mayor visits the cafe
On 24th October 2014 the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Faruk Choudhury, visited the cafe whilst opening the new playground on the square.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visits the cafe
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife Caroline visited the cafe on Friday September 12th 2014. They arrived in late afternoon to a very warm welcome from staff and volunteers and spent more than an hour chatting to representatives from Christians Against Poverty, a charity who help those struggling with debt and provide advice on how to manage money more effectively.
Archbishop Justin was hugely impressed with the cafe and its positive impact on the community and even posed for photos and 'selfies' whilst enjoying a cup of tea.
Great review in the Evening Post
Offical opening: A Royal Visit!!
We were so excited to receive a visit from The Princess Royal when she officially opened the Cafe on Thursday 24th May 2012. It was a very special day for everyone in Sea Mills
Café on the Square... in the media!
The launch of 'Café on the Square' made local and national headlines on the Evening Post/This is Bristol website and on the Chris Evans Breakfast show on Radio 2.
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