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Café Down the Lane

April 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Opening hours are Wednesdays between 12.15 pm and 3.30 pm.  We look forward to welcoming you for a scrumptious homemade snack, delicious coffee or tea and not forgetting our famous signature scones – freshly made by our apprentices in the morning.

The café is situated on the Mencap site at 187a Portswood Road (the lane behind Nat West Bank and Post Office) and is a venue which is accessible to all and priced to encourage people with a limited income to visit regularly.

As you know the Café is supporting local people with a learning disability to gain employment experience and they are keen to serve you and demonstrate their skills.

Our 3 key aims for Café Down the Lane are to

  1. Provide real work experience and training to people with learning disabilities
  2. Offer our customers affordable food which is excellent value for money
  3. Encourage people to use this as a regular accessible ‘Meeting Point’ with a particular focus on welcoming people with learning disabilities and their carers/support workers

We also welcome local groups who would like to reserve a room for meetings whilst enjoying the benefits of the café.

We are pleased to offer a monthly programme of guest entertainers and local people who would like to have a craft stall. If this is of interest to you or anyone you know please contact let us know by using the details shown above.  A programme of events and monthly themed menus will be available to view on our website.


April 12, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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187a Portswood Road
Southampton, SO17 2NF United Kingdom
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