15 April 2012

Rest and Play Café in Roche, Cornwall

This is just a quickie ...

May I introduce and recommend the Rest and Play Café in Roche, Cornwall – my friend Diane and I visited it on Friday and were both struck by the sheer wonderfulness of the concept and its operation.

The Rest & Play Café is a community meeting place and café in a beautifully renovated barn in village of Roche.   

It opened 3 or 4 months ago and in addition to selling all day breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes, teas and good coffees etc. they do all sorts of things.  There is a large and interesting play area for children 

They hold Tots’ Rock sessions and story making and for adults host a book club, craft lessons, display various artists of their walls, organise foraging walks and the day we visited they were holding a seed swap.  The idea was to take along excess seeds and swap them with other people.  We didn’t have any leftover seeds which didn’t matter at all, at all.  The Lost Gardens of Heligan had donated some seeds which we were given (I have chilli seeds, of course, and Diane has rocket, I think).  I was also given a clump of baby lettuces growing …

… and there is also a book swap where we exchanged a book Diane had in the car for a Nigel Slater cookbook ~ bargain!

The café is open 7 days a week and is available for hire .  They are wheelchair friendly, have a small car park at the rear of the building, that take telephone orders (01726 893055), do takeaway, only charge £1 to refill hot drinks, do child portions (of course) and are really friendly and welcoming.   

So if you are in Roche do please pay Rest and Play Café a visit, doubly so if you have children. Might see you there.

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Jenny Eatwell said...

My cousin lives in Rock, which I believe isn't a million miles from there. I'll have to forward the link to this page to her - I'm sure she'd be interested! :)

debs said...

what a brilliant place!why didn't i know about it!?

James and Maggie said...

A café after our own hearts, maybe when we're not so darn busy in ours we shall come and visit.

Val said...

This is a great little venue, I do the Beamfit class on a Monday evening. Really nice relaxing space.