YMCA Reading
Cafe

Parkside Cafe


The Parkside Community Café is part of YMCA Reading, a relaxed and friendly place for people to meet, with ethical barista coffee, and a variety of hot and cold take away food.  

We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 14:00. Sit in or take-away service available. 
Come in and try our new Hot Dog Meal Deals.

 

 Location: 34 Parkside Road, Reading, RG30 2DD

 Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-14:00

 

Stop by to treat yourself to coffee and cake to takeaway or sit-in!

Parkside Cafe offers hot and cold drinks, barista coffee, Breakfast sandwiches, lunch and a wide range of snacks and cakes.

Our soft play area is open and free for customers to use when making a purchase from the Cafe.

 

In conjunction with local schools and colleges we provide work experience for students. We also have volunteer placements for those who are struggling to obtain paid employment. We believe everyone deserves a chance and someone to believe in them.

Parkside Cafe Menu

Coffee

Parkside Café is available for out-of-hours private hire for parties or events. Contact us to find out more.

In conjunction with local schools and colleges we provide work experience for students. We also have volunteer placements for those who are struggling to obtain paid employment, and can offer funded apprenticeships. We believe everyone deserves a chance and someone to believe in them.

We will train our volunteers to a high level in:

  • Food hygiene
  • Cash handling
  • Food preparation
  • Food presentation
  • Stock control
  • Customer services
  • Till operating
  • Health and safety

 

We will not only help our volunteers to build their CV, but also to build self-confidence and promote self-worth so they can move onto paid employment and move on with their lives.

Contact Us

Parkside Cafe Counter

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