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.
From Monday, 15th June 2020 we are open for takeaway only from 9:00 to 14:00.
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!
Our play area is closed for the time being but we are still the ideal place to collect a picnic lunch to takeaway to the park only a block away.
Parkside Cafe offers hot and cold drinks, barista coffee, Breakfast sandwiches, lunch and a wide range of snacks and cakes.
COVID-19 - We operate under Covid-Safe Guidelines. We are sorry that our soft play area is closed for now, but look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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 Café is not currently available for out-of-hours private hire for parties or events, but we hope to have this service available again soon. 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.