Café Mosaic 

Kingdom CoffeeOpen: 10am - 12noon
Tuesday - Friday

Lunch: 12 - 2pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Welcome to Café Mosaic!

Café Mosaic reopened in accordance with government guidelines on the 18th May 2021 and the hours were extended to the above from the 4th October.

COVID 19 Social distancingTakeaways will also be available for those wishing to sit in Peach Place.

We are so excited to see you! 

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The Church Café was renovated in the summer of 2018 in preparation for the opening of the newly built Peach Place right outside our doors.

Café Mosaic has been named after the beautiful mosaic fish sculpture on the side of the Bradbury Centre.  Mosaics also represent what our Church and the Café mean to many people.  A collection of people gathered to make a fantastic 'whole' and volunteers from many different backgrounds help us to provide a warm, friendly welcome.

COVID 19 StaffTina, Claire and the team would love to welcome you.

Wherever you're from
 Wherever you're going
You're welcome here

Manager: Tina Randall  cafemosaic@wokinghammethodist.org.uk

FSA Hygiene Rating 5 

Menu

With effect from 6th September 2021

Hot Drinks        
  Tea   £1.50
  Flavoured Teas   £1.50
  Filter Coffee Mug/Cup   £1.50
  Decaf Coffee   £1.50
  Café Latte   £2.50
  Cappuccino   £2.50
  Café Mocha   £2.50
  Hot Chocolate Deluxe   £2.50
Cold Drinks    
  Cartons/ Cans   £1.00
  Squash / Milk     50p
Food    
  Cake – ask at counter for available choices   £1.50
  Toasted Teacake   £2.00
  Bacon Roll   £3.00
  Snacks, Biscuits, Cereal bars   £1.00
  Drink & Bacon Roll Offer   £4.00

Card payments are preferred.

Lunch Menu

Served Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 - 2pm

Specials      
  Bacon Roll & Hot Drink   £4.00
  Soup & Sandwich   £4.50
  Soup & Buttered Roll   £3.50
Light Bites    
  Beans on Toast   £4.00
  Cheese on Toast   £3.50
  Salads – Ham, Cheese, Tuna   £4.00
  Jacket Potato – Cheese, Ham, Tuna, Coleslaw, Beans   £4.50
  *Extra Filling     50p
  Sandwiches – Plain or Toasted
                       – served with salad and crisps
  £3.50
   Cheese, Ham, Tuna, Pickle, Tomato, Cucumber, Coleslaw 
  *Extra Filling     50p
  Cakes (Ask a member of staff for today’s cakes)   £1.50
  Crisps & Snacks from £1.00

**Last food orders to be made by 1.30pm**.

Charity Coffee Mornings

We are supporting some national campaigns where the charities are able to provide publicity. There will be no stalls, but we will have regular opportunities to support these campaigns by buying coffee and cake – what could be better!  Claire and Tina will be looking for support during these Charity Mornings, and we hope, with your support, to raise significant sums to donate to these good causes.

Report

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came and supported our charity coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Now on 27 January 2023 in memory of Kate.  We raised a truly amazing £949!!!!!

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Annual Report  (March 2024)

We are still working very hard to increase our visitors which include many new groups who use Café Mosaic as a relaxed place to meet for an informal catch up.  Our loyal visitors have now returned along with many new ones, we hope this will continue with even more visitors.  We always make the café a welcoming place for anyone new or old to visit.  The introduction of many new community groups is one positive step we have seen.

These include:

Little Fishes

This new group was introduced following the closure of the long-standing Nursery a few years ago, to offer a space for mums, child minders and grandparents alike.  It allows free safe play for young children and social interaction for the mums and carers.  It has continued to grow in popularity since its introduction and it has increased Café Mosaic’s revenue with the second hatch open to the café kitchen offering organic snacks and light bites.  This year we introduced Tiddlers lunches which have proved very popular with the mums and children.  It is currently open Thursdays and we are seeing an increase in attendance over the last few months.

Parkinson Café

This group meets once a month in Café Mosaic and is NHS led.  It provides support for people who have Parkinson’s and their carers and is very well attended by approximately 25 people.  It is a valuable service for those who attend in a friendly, relaxed café environment.

WI Meetings

These groups have only recently started to meet in Café Mosaic once a month, and they have remarked that they love the space and friendly service from staff and volunteers.

Link Group

This is managed by The Link Visiting Scheme, who use the church for Chair Yoga and Active minds.  Both groups are very well attended and provide a regular income for us, buying teas and coffees from Café Mosaic.  It has been a very successful group and invaluable community need, which in turn has also involved the Café in a positive way.

Age UK

This is a group which brings carers together once a month to bring people together to support and understand how they cope with the different challenges they face.  We are hoping this will prove an invaluable and positive addition to our many successful groups.

Barclays Bank are also using a room upstairs everyday now since the closure of the branch in town.  This is used by many people and so is good for the community and café alike, as many come and have a coffee and cake.  We have a lot of comments on how lovely the café is and that they didn’t even know we were there. 

Along with the continued support of our very loyal customers the café is always busy with a lovely vibrant community feel.  We still run our Charity days once a month.

We have changed the format of our Charity days recently and a group of pupils and teachers from a local school called The Chiltern Way Academy come along each month to do their own pop-up café.  They bring home made cakes and lots of other delicious savouries made by themselves.  This is proving to be really successful, giving the pupils a chance to learn about working in a café and interacting with the customers.

Charities supported so far have been, Autism Berkshire and Red Nose Day, both of which raised over £200.

The parents of the pupils always come long to support these events, which is a great help and they can also see what a lovely community café we have and maybe return on other occasions.

We have also recently had a Charity morning for the Town Mayor’s chosen charity which was Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs.  This was really well attended by people and we were joined by 6 of the rescue dogs and the Town Mayor.  It was a really lovely morning and we raised £403.  The Mayor was very grateful and was really interested in everything we provide as a part of the Wokingham community.

We also worked along side the Wokingham Council last year to host a Coronation Special which was also very successful.

The payment system called Sum Up which we introduced last year, allows people to pay with their debit card.  It has been an invaluable addition to the café as people do not seem to carry as much cash these days.

The Volunteers still come from Staverton House and CLASP also come in on Tuesdays to volunteer.  We are really pleased they have returned and they work really hard and enjoy their time in the café.

Lunches have still continued to prove more and more popular.  We now offer these on a Tues/Thurs/Fri.  We have had many new customers coming in to try our lunches of which many are now regulars.  We hope to maybe start adding a few additional choices to the menu over the coming months.

The challenge we now face is the increased cost of food.  We may have to increase the prices marginally to cover this but hopefully we can still be the cheapest café in Peach Place.  We also now have a weekly home delivery which means we can take advantage of offers to try and keep costs down.   

We have recently introduced a bookcase into the café on the back of Judy’s successful book collection and sale for Christian Aid.  This is proving to be really popular.  We choose a different Charity to donate the proceeds to each month.

We opened for the Winter Carnival last year. which once again proved very successful, so hopefully we will participate again this year.

Let’s hope the Summer weather will be kind this year and we can use our outside tables and chairs again to raise our profile even more.

My role as Centre Manager is always an interesting one and at times a challenge but that’s what makes it enjoyable and gives us the encouragement to keep working to make it better.  I would not be able to do this without the care and support of Claire and Nancy who work with me every day with the same commitment.

Also, the volunteers who have returned to give their valuable time to us, a huge thank you.  I would also like to say a huge thank you to Caroline, Malcolm and Charlotte who now kindly offer their time with the lunchtime sessions.

Let’s hope we continue to have another successful year where we introduce and welcome many more people into our lovely community café.

Tina Randall