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Brandon opens new cafe at The Vassall Centre

Vassall's CafeBrandon Trust has added another venue to its growing list of social enterprise cafes in the Bristol region.

In November, working alongside building owner VC Conferences, the charity opened Vassall's Cafe, at The Vassall Centre after a former storeroom was transformed into a brand new kitchen.

Vassall's Cafe will offer paid employment and training to people with learning disabilities and autism. It’s open weekdays, between the hours of 9am and 3pm, and provides an extensive menu for centre users plus catering for outside events and conferences at the building in Gill Avenue, Fishponds.

The cafe offers a range of freshly made sandwiches and paninis, hot rolls, soup of the day, lunchtime specials, jacket potatoes with various fillings, and a wide selection of drinks.

Brandon Trust Catering Manager Leanne Hurkett said: "Vassall’s Cafe is a newly-found enterprise managed by Brandon Trust. Our aim is to provide people with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain vocational training and paid employment. We aim to provide our customers with great food made with high-quality ingredients, served with a smile."

Brandon Trust’s other cafes in the Bristol area are The Park Cafe and Grimsbury Farm, located in Kingswood, plus Saint Stephen’s Cafe in Bristol city centre.

We also have cafes in Herefordshire at the Widemarsh Centre in Hereford and the School House cafe at the Ryefield Centre, Ross-on-Wye.

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