YMCA Reading
Cafe

Parkside Cafe


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

 Location: 34 Parkside Road, Reading, RG30 2DD

 Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-15:00

Stop by to enjoy our all day breakfast, or treat yourself to coffee and cake whilst your little ones enjoy our fun soft play area!

Parkside Café is also 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. We believe everyone deserves a chance and someone to believe in them.

Stop by to enjoy our all day breakfast, or treat yourself to coffee and cake whilst your little ones enjoy our fun soft play area!

YMCA Cafe

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Parkside Café is also 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.

Please note, Parkside Cafe will be closed between 21st December 2019 – 2nd January 2020 for a holiday deep clean. Please join us on Friday the 3rd January 2020 for the annual reopening!

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