We all love finding a place to go where we get a great cup of coffee, something nice to eat, a warm welcome and comfy seat to take a deep breath and watch the world go by.
Millsters Coffee House, Great Shelford due to open early 2018 will to be transformed into exactly that!
This local social enterprise will provide a space for people of all ages, from different walks of life, to connect, belong and meet others. Whether you are passing by, planning to meet a friend for a coffee, want somewhere to take the children or just to do a spot of work, there will be a warm welcome waiting for you.
Whatever the reason for dropping in, we’ll take pleasure in ensuring that you have a lovely experience and want to come back.
We will provide speciality coffee, a simple and affordable menu consisting of breakfast, lunch and cakes. Where possible we will use local suppliers and consider the environment, ethical produce and catering for specific dietary requirements.
As an added bonus you can take pride in knowing that your purchase will be making a difference, because 100% of the profits will be reinvested back into the community. This includes the community of Great Shelford, its surrounding areas and the work of Romsey Mill which has been supporting children, young people and families in South Cambridgeshire for many years.
What do we want to create & provide:
A great quality and affordable food & drinks menu
A welcoming place, like home, for people to come, connect and belong
A socially and environmentally conscientious business
Work-placements and training opportunities for young people
Volunteering opportunities for people to give time and gain new skills
A sensory play garden
Revenues that will be invested back into the local community
What difference do we want to make:
Build and grow local community
Develop a sustainable and ethical social enterprise
Create opportunities for others
Our heart is to value people over profit and to make a positive difference in the local communities that we work and live in. In addition to your usual coffee house we hope to provide community activities & opportunities that will cater for all ages.
We need and welcome financial donations, small or large. We hope to inspire local residents, businesses and community groups to join in and help to bring this Coffee House to Great Shelford.
We will be launching a crowd funding campaign in the next few months. We also welcome donations in other ways eg: cheques.
To find out more about how you could give please contact:
We would welcome the skills, experience, time and talents of those in the community. We have produced a list but this is not exhaustive. If you have any other ideas on how you can get involved and support Millsters Coffee House, we would love to hear from you. Do get in touch.
Give time as a volunteer (front of house or behind the scenes)
Offer services, skills or advice in building, landscaping or retail
Help to recycle or upcycle catering equipment and furnishings
Organise a fundraising event to raise much needed funds for the project
Help with design, marketing and publicity materials
In the News
See the press where Millsters has been mentioned below: