Compass CaféBack to Activities
Held once a week at Swavesey's Bethel Baptist Church, the Compass Café is a lively community-run café serving friendship, coffee and homemade cake. Anyone of any age is welcome to come along - it's not just for residents of the village.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- places that strengthen communities help us feel connected;
- meeting people for a coffee and a chat can help prevent loneliness and social isolation;
- community cafés are run by volunteers – if coffee and chat isn’t your thing, perhaps you can lend a hand instead?
“I love Compass Café whether I am a customer or behind the counter. Behind the counter I get to chat with everyone who comes in and see the look on their faces when they are deciding which of the delicious home-made cakes they’d like to try! As a customer, I can arrange to meet with a friend, or take pot luck and chat with others, often picking people who are new and helping to make them feel welcome. It feels great to be able to help people in such an enjoyable way.” (Caroline – a volunteer and regular)
How to contact
Where to go
Bethel Baptist Church
What to expect
A warm welcome alongside fresh, homemade cakes and coffee are on offer at the Compass Café – so named because it ‘encompasses the community’. Make sure you bring cash as cards are not accepted.
Run by volunteers from four different community groups that take turns each week, the Compass Café takes place every Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Held in the Bethel Baptist Church in Swavesey, there is plenty of space, as well as accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities.
Refreshments are reasonably priced; the café is cash only. Proceeds go towards local community groups and causes.