On 4th May 2021, our newly refurbished GLO Café was able to re-open its doors to the public. In line with Government guidance, this was at first only allowed on a takeaway basis, but we were still extremely excited to be able to serve delicious, fresh food and hot and cold drinks to the locals of Crewe once again.
We had a fantastic opening day, with an early morning visit from BBC Radio Stoke, drop-ins from Foyer Federation and Dr Kieran Mullan MP and served plenty of takeaways to supportive customers.
"Great to see YMCA Crewe opening their cafe at their Gresty Road building, giving you the chance to invest in a local charity when picking up some delicious food! The cakes were actually amazing- I'd encourage you to give them a try!" (Dr Kieran Mullan MP)
On 17th May 2021, we were able to begin to welcome customers back inside of the cafe, which was a wonderful feeling after having our doors closed for so long. We had worked so hard on the refurbishment, with our residents joining the team to make the outside just as an inviting as the inside!
Watch the video below to see the inside of our GLO Cafe in action!
"There was a wonderful hype of activity, an amazing sense of community and the lovely lady who bought over our smoothies went above and beyond to make sure they were up to standard. Kelly (the server) also bagged up our cake order with amazing care and attention. We will definitely be back soon" (Customer Review)
Our GLO Cafe offers work experience and employment opportunities to our residents and also to those local to Crewe, meaning that not only will our coffee and cake brighten your day, you'll also be helping to brighten someones future. Our Barista and Catering Tutor works alongside our service users and also volunteers, in order to teach them vital skills for a career in hospitality.
"Fantastic to see such a buzz about the re-opening" (Foyer Federation)
Over the last month or so, our cafe has been growing from strength to strength, serving up fresh cakes, sandwiches, hot food, hot and cold drinks and also snacks to our customers. It is the perfect place to pop in for your work day lunch, a coffee break or a catch up with a missed loved one- especially when you can get delicious specials such as the Full English Breakfast below for only £3!!
"Absolutely amazing opening! Such a fantastic cafe. Highly recommend the smoothies and the hot chocolate!" (Customer Review)
So if you're in the area, why not pop in, take the advice of the customer above and get an amazing, fresh smoothie or a hot chocolate? Your support means so much to us, our residents, and their future!!
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