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The youth cafe is located in the Concourse, which is situated to one side of the church building and opens directly onto London Street. It provides an attractive venue which, because the internal space is visible from the street, is perceived as being non-threatening. Those who attend as customers clearly value the facility highly, and the staff are equally positive.
Pupils and students from secondary schools and colleges in the area are welcomed to a place especially for them. The aim is to provide a safe environment in which the needs of the young people can be met. The cafe menu is tailored to their tastes and budget and is presented in an unpressurised Christian atmosphere. The cafe is supervised by a paid manager and staffed by the Church minister and an enthusiastic team of volunteers from churches of several denominations. An average of 20 to 30 youngsters attend each day.
The Youth cafe currently opens during school term time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm until 5.30pm.