New social enterprise cafe in Woodbridge Suffolk





Monday 3rd August, 2015 - Social enterprise staff from Realise Futures are busy serving tea, coffee, homemade cakes and lunches at their new café in Woodbridge.


Poppy's Pantry Café, located at St Mary's Church on Market Hill, which opened at the beginning of July is proving very popular with villagers and visitors alike. It is open every Tuesday, between 10am and 2.30pm.


The café is one of six Suffolk-based social businesses run by Realise Futures, an award-winning social enterprise which supports people who are disabled and disadvantaged with careers advice, learning and development and real jobs throughout the Eastern region. 

It uses products from Poppy's well-established wholefood shop in Wilford Bridge Road, Melton, which opens every day except Sunday.

Café manager Lisa Mann said: "All the enterprise members are enjoying working at the café and it's a great experience for them in terms of building confidence and helping their communication skills. It's going really well, and we have had really positive feedback from the community about the quality of the cakes and food and coffees and the wonderful service provided. People say it's such a lovely setting."


On the menu are homemade cheese and fruit scones, Victoria sponge cake, lemon drizzle cake, shortbread, sausage rolls, sandwiches and toasties and jacket potatoes. Soups will available later in the year. Fairtrade coffee is used at the café.