Kingfisher Cafe is back open for business

by Handymag

Based in Malton, Kingfisher Café has just opened its doors after almost a year-long refurbishment thanks to donations from our generous supporters.

The café itself has been modernised and the kitchen extended, creating extra space and giving more people the opportunity of working. You can still expect the same friendly faces who will be there to welcome you in for a hot drink and food.

Excited to welcome you back!

The Croft community started 1976 and Kingfisher Café (previously known as Camphill Bookshop) opened in 1978. The café offers its members – who are adults with learning disabilities – a place to lead a life of opportunity and develop workplace skills.

The café provides working opportunities for community members to learn and develop catering, cleaning and customer service skills, and members are well and truly excited to be back open to the public after a long break.

The space has been significantly repurposed so that people of all ages and abilities can access with ease, meaning members can carry on building friendships with regulars and engaging with the wider community.

New menu with creative dishes

New equipment has been installed so members of the Croft Community have been hard at work devising a new menu for you to enjoy plus lots of old favourites to eat in or take away.

With all this upgraded equipment, they can now be even more creative with their offering of hot and cold lunches, sweet eats and snacks – as well as their delicious coffees and teas.

Their faithful customers will be in for a treat, and they are looking forward to welcoming new customers for either a drink or a meal in the near future.

Still as local, ethical & sustainable as before

There aren’t many cafes that can boast growing your own produce and using local suppliers – but Kingfisher Café does all this as standard.

Produce is grown by Camphill Village Trust’s other communities at Croft, Botton and Larchfield. What’s more, they source ingredients from local suppliers where possible, so your food will never travel far to your plate.

It’s incredible to think that what started as a bookshop in 1978, has now become a bustling café that adds value to the local community and remains as true to its roots since it first opened.

And there’s more…

You can still browse and buy pieces of work and crafts created by other Camphill Village Trust communities.

It’s great to see the communities in the north working together to offer a full range of products.

Kingfisher Café is located on Saville Street in Malton and is open Tuesday to Friday 09:30 – 15:30 and Saturday 10:00 – 14:00. See you there!

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