Set in our Via Wings Headquarters through the archway is Wings Cafe, our cosy coffee shop. Wings Cafe serves a range of yummy homemade traybakes, scones and cakes. We also serve a variety of delicious hot and cold lunches and daily specials.
Nicole, cafe manager heads up the team alongside Heather our amazing cook and lots of friendly staff and volunteers to ensure Wings Cafe is the friendliest spot in town! The cafe works in partnership with our Learning 360 programme and serves as a place where our young adults with learning difficulties can train as baristas and get hands on experience of a working environment while improving their confidence and communication skills. So whilst having a delicious lunch or meeting a friend for coffee you can also be supporting your local charity and helping a volunteer gain valuable skills.
We proudly promote ‘Suspended Coffees’. This is an advance payment for a cup of tea or coffee for someone who needs it, no matter why. It’s more than just a cup of coffee, it is someone reaching out and extending kindness. It can provide physical comfort, start a conversation and create a sense of belonging. That’s the ethos at Via Wings; we are a group of people extending a helping hand to the members of our community and Wings Cafe provides a safe space for people when they want to reach out and break isolation. Anyone can avail of our ‘Suspended Coffees’.
The coffee shop is run by both staff and volunteers. Most of the time our volunteers are learning on the job, so please be patient with us all! After all, these lovely people give up their time to be here and serve their community. We are also able to provide placement opportunities in the coffee shop (get in touch for more info). We also have a fantastic designated kids area so feel free to bring the little ones who can play away while you chill with a coffee and a bun. Our sheltered courtyard is also a dog friendly zone so call in when you are out for your walk and warm up with some home-made soup or stew!
The coffee shop is open 5 days a week and is a welcoming space for a coffee date or a place to relax. We can provide afternoon tea on request and there are catering packages available. The coffee shop can also be hired for functions. Please get in touch for further information regarding catering, hire or volunteering opportunities.
Monday – Friday: 9.30 – 4.30pm