Monday, 4 November 2019

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Review of Jenny’s Kitchen, Nenagh, Ireland




It was a bit of a dull day. We’d just been around the prison and wouldn’t be able to visit the castle until it opened for the afternoon.   Jenny’s Kitchen looked inviting.  

“It’s all gluten-free, though,” said my husband, pulling a face. 

I shrugged. “I don’t think it matters,” I replied. I remembered that one of my favourite snacks is the little gluten-free Bakewell tart that Costa produces. 

The café was clean and comfortable inside. There didn’t seem to be all that many tables and all the ones we could see were occupied.  This wasn’t a problem, though. There were more tables round the back. We found one that looked directly over the kitchen. We watched as one young woman – Jenny, perhaps? – busied herself making sandwiches and soup, loading the dishwasher and serving customers in the shop. She never stopped but she never got into a flap. 

A few women on the next table were holding a meeting. Rent-a-table obviously works well here. There was a shelf of enticing books in one corner.  Book crossing was definitely encouraged. The walls were covered with artists’ work.  Most of the pictures were for sale and the rest had a “Sold” sticker on them.  This sort of gallery space works well; the café owner gets free decoration and the artists get to display their work.  

I had a really delicious home-made soup and Martin had a gigantic sandwich. The texture of the bread was a little odd – perhaps more like a scone but it was very tasty. 

On the way out we spotted some attractive slices of Bakewell tart. Would that do for dessert with our evening meal?  You bet. They didn’t disappoint.  Amazing that an item that contains both pastry and cake mixture can be so successful gluten-free.           

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Jenny's Kitchen, Nenagh, Ireland

19 Pearse Street
Nenagh
Highlights info row image
+353 87 752 4984 



Creative Cafe Project Activities

  • book crossing
  • gallery 
  • rent-a-table  
 

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The Old Post Office Cafe Bar, Silsden

The Old Post Office Cafe
64-66 Kirkgate,
Silsden,
BD20 0PA

01535 658273







web site

Creative Cafe Project Activities


  • live music
  • open mic

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Vesuvio Cafe North Beach San Fransisco


Vesuvio
255 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133


vesuvio@vesuvio.com





web site   


Creative Cafe Project Activities 

  • art gallery
  • book events
  • live music
  • theatre 

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Kat's Cafe Atlanta

970 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
404 347-2263




Creative Cafe Project Activities

  • comedy 
  • live music
  • open mic
  • poetry readings 


      

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Cafe 9, New Haven, US

250 State St 
New Haven 
CT 06510

203-789-8281

Paul Mayer - bookcafenine@gmail.com 






Web site   

Creative Cafe Project Activities

art gallery
comedy 
live music
open mic
venue hire 
  
 

Monday, 29 April 2019

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville
TN 37215
PHONE: 615.383.1461 | FAX: 615.383.3669
Monday Open Mic Phone Number 615.943.8168






Web site 

Creative Cafe Project Activities 

live music
open mic
songwriting  
venue hire 


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Raven Cafe

142 N. CORTEZ 
PRESCOTT 
AZ
(928) 717-0009







Creative Cafe Activities  

cinema 
live music
Trivia 

Monday, 11 February 2019

The Toast Cafe Okehampton UK Review


by Amanda Jones

Standing in the heart of the town of Okehampton in Devon, Toast Coffee House is surrounded by stone walled buildings, lying opposite the present cinema, Dartmoor Life Museum and near to the supermarkets and car parks. The door opens to reveal an impressive, spacious interior making use of the space well in this old Edwardian cinema. Décor is modern and fresh and the shop, seating area and counter are all open plan and welcoming. 


There are further rooms and a seating area to the rear up a few steps. The toilets are downstairs and the café invites the artisan’s eye to study their surroundings.

I spoke to Laura just as a busy stream of customers arrived. In between serving she explained that the regular performances hosted in Toast are for an adult audience and consist of Comedy nights, Jazz nights and a Spanish Guitar musician. There is a magic show for the grown ups and all events are ticketed and advertised in advance and include a platter of food. In 2018 a local choir ‘Moor Harmony’ provided carol singing on a festive day.

Now we’re on the subject of eating, the menu revealed a variety of options including gluten free, vegan and children’s choices. Light lunches, soup, pizza and huge, fresh cakes accompany the range of teas, coffees and soft drinks. Free Wi-Fi is available and as you relax into comfortable seating music plays in the background.



In the gift shop area near the entrance door there is a range of gifts including cards, jewellery and candles. Wall space is welcoming and a doorway at the rear invites you to the Toast Wellness Centre where yoga is available on Saturday mornings, including people who just walk-in.


A loyalty card allows you to collect your hot drinks rewarding you with a free, regular drink on your tenth stamp. Take away and bookings are available or you can sit and relax with a magazine.


After enjoying my chat, coffee and cake I came away from Toast feeling refreshed and hope that the owner, Jo Seale, continues to provide such an efficient, friendly service and warm environment for many years ahead.




The Toast Coffee House Okehampton UK



4 Market Street
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 1HN
01837 54494






Creative Cafe  Project Activities 


  • cinema (nearby)
  • comedy  
  • gallery
  • live music
  • museum  (nearby) 
  • venue hire 
  • wellness centre   
  • WiFi
  • yoga 

    Read a review of this cafe here.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Trattoria N16 London N16

44/45 Alliance House
Newington Green
London N16 9PX
Tel: 020 7704 0744
hello@trattorian16.com






web site 

Creative Cafe Project Activities 

cinema
venue hire

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs

47 Phila Street , P.O. Box 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Office: 518-583-0022
Tickets: 800-838-3006
Email:  sales@caffelena.org






Web site 

Creative Cafe Project Activities 

open mic
publisher 
live music