A popular not-for-profit café based in the centre of regency Cheltenham just a stones throw from the High Street and Promenade serving up delicious brunch, lunch & cakes to hungry punters. The cafe is run by The Nelson Trust a charity which works with people affected by addiction and those who have experienced multiple disadvantage, allowing them to put the past behind them and enjoy a lifelong recovery and learn fantastic new skills.
Step inside and you’ll their all-day brunch and lunch menu served until 2pm/3pm respectively where during our last visited the autumn menu included a full vegan / veggie or English breakfast, turmeric tofu, breakfast rolls (with a large range of fillings) and a fantastic range of sourdough toasties with garnish (the sun-dried tomato & hummus is our favourite).
Additionally you’ll find Buddha salad bowls, overnight oat bowls (the orange & almond is superb) and their popular sweet potato steaks. Did we also mention their Moroccan inspired Casbah bowl or smoked salmon & scrambled egg on sourdough?
As for sweet treats there all homemade and change by the day… fruit & nut or almond brownie, moist carrot cake, rich white chocolate blondie and the cyclist staple – fruity flapjack. Coffee is roasted by Ethical Addictions Coffee Roasters, also based in Cheltenham!
In addition to a large number of seats inside there’s also a small, enclosed courtyard seating area with room for your bikes too.
New bike shop and workshop located upstairs
Upstairs you’ll find the fantastic Super 7 Bikes store, a newly opened and extremely welcoming cycling store and workshop dedicated to all things road and gravel and ran by Mike & Matt, both massive cycling (and coffee & cake) enthusiasts. Once you’ve refuelled on caffeine be sure to pop upstairs for a nosey at their fantastic selection of bikes, clothing and kit and if in need of a quick tweak of your bike, they’ll be more than happy to help too.
Super 7 Bikes run their own regular cycle rides (check out their Facebook page) primarily on a Sunday morning with anyone more than welcome to attend. Their rides always a mid-ride coffee & cake stop, many of which feature on CakeRider and are very informal and social!
(Note: The Sober Parrot has plans to look into opening on Sunday’s too).
Note: The cafe is owned and operated by The Nelson Trust, a charity that works with people affected by addiction and those who have experienced multiple disadvantage, allowing them to put the past behind them and enjoy a lifelong recovery in addition to learning fantastic new skills.