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Changes to Rendezvous Café and Deli

Over the past 18 months, there have been a number of additions to the café, coffee-shop and restaurant offer in the town centre and there are more operators on their way.  As a result, we’ve had to review how we operate our café in order to ensure it continues to add value to you, our loyal customers, and to the charity itself.

Jon (Cafe Manager) and Emma (Café Supervisor) are moving onto pastures new and whilst they’ll be sorely missed, this has given us the opportunity to take a considered look at the opening hours and usage and to look at how we can improve what we do.

As a result, we can announce new opening hours from this coming Monday, 13 November 2017, which are built around when you, our customers, mostly use the café.  We’ve also revised our menu offering to ensure we can still offer our top sellers but make sure food waiting times are kept to a minimum. We’re not a fast-food place but we don’t want to keep you waiting any longer than is absolutely necessary.

We will also be offering an exciting and wide range of fresh, handmade cold and hot eats – sandwiches, baguettes, wraps, Panini’s, salads and the like – that are already packaged and ready to go.  Look out for our upcoming Urban Eats and Posh Nosh range.  This will make it easier for those who want to grab something and get to work or back home without having to wait.

In December, we’ll be extending the café area to allow for some more comfortable furnishings and we will be installing a bean-to-cup coffee vending machine that will be available when the café service isn’t.  From this coming Monday, we’ll be making the café available for customers to use as a ‘lounge’ outside of the café service hours – providing a much needed place for you to hang out before and after classes or whilst you’re waiting for friends to arrive.


The new hours of opening and café service are below.

Cafe Opening Hours                                                       Café Service (staffed)

Monday to Thursday      0630 to 2200                       Monday to Friday 1000 to 1600

Friday                                    0630 to 2130                       Saturday and Sunday 0900 to 1400

Saturday                              0800 to 1730

Sunday                                 0800 to 2030


We understand that the changes may not suit everyone and we do apologise for any inconvenience, however, they are imperative if we are to continue to provide a café service at the sports centre.  We’re excited about the new menu and food ranges and we hope that you continue to support the café as these changes are implemented.  We look forward to seeing our regular customers and lots of new ones soon.