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WHAT WE DO
We are a local business serving espresso based, speciality coffee from MONMOUTH Coffee Company and we get our amazing tea from Teapigs. We believe in offering simple, fresh and tasty food.
Along with all the great food and drink is the crafts and we are currently looking to partner with local arty and crafty people to hold creative workshops too for the coming year as our craft offering changes slightly, so watch this space!
WHO WE ARE
We are a small family business, we started Make & Brew in October 2015 in the original café space. Since then we have grown the team and enjoyed serving and getting to know our local community. When the opportunity arose to take on this new venture, it was a daunting prospect but we were hugely encouraged by the support of our friends, family, neighbours and the community and we are so thankful for this support.
Since then, in 2019 St James Road Methodist Church were due to start work on their huge building project and as part of that wanted to use this new space for the community. Having recognised that Make&Brew had worked hard to create a community, the church reached out and that was the catalyst for Make&Brew finding a new home further up the road in our wonderful new location.
Hannah, Grant & Family heads up things at Make&Brew with the best team who are constantly driving the vision forwards and ensuring a wonderful cafe environment. We have a clear priority through this café that it would be an asset to the local area, and we seek to do this by working hard to serve good quality food and drink, value our staff by paying fair wages, and by using our collective experience to provide work placements to people who may need a more supportive work placement in order to widen their skillset.
We have a heart to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere at the café and hope this will continue. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
As already highlighted we want to strive to provide top quality food and drink, and so we have partnered with great suppliers in order to bring you great taste and therefore great value for money.
Cake: We are pleased to stock a lot of our cake from some local bakeries, but are also happy to be growing our selection with cakes freshly prepared on-site under the watchful eye of our keen baking members of staff!
Coffee: We exclusively stock MONMOUTH coffee espresso blend and a decaffinated version. Monmouth do direct trade with coffee farmers ensuring an even better price for the farmer than a 'fairtrade' price. This encourages higher quality of bean, processing and then is roasted at their roastery in London. We also stock smaller retail packs of beans for you to enjoy at home.
Tea: We are proud to stock teapigs tea. Our selection of flavours is constantly growing though, so pop in soon and sample our 'tea of the week'. Again tea-pigs sources it's tea from high welfare farms, and also contributes money from each 'everyday brew' sale to a project they fund in Rwanda.
Fresh Produce: We are working hard to stock a higher portion of our fresh produce from the local area and Bellord and Brown, who source from the south coast as far as is possible. This ensures our local farmers are supported and that you are tasting the results in every dish.
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