Apex Café Community
The Apex Café Community is a Social enterprise and Practice Lab serving fresh and healthy food!
We offer a healthy mix of freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups, hot snacks and cakes at very competitive prices. We use organically grown vegetables from our allotment when in season and use our herb garden all year round. We even offer outdoor seating on our balcony.
We also offer afternoon tea, cupcake decorating sessions, and make cakes to order. Check out our News and Events page for the latest café events.
Find us on the 4th floor of Apex House, 74-76 Charles Street in the centre of Leicester City. Apex Café Community is open Monday-Friday from 8.30am – 2pm.
Training for our Service Users
The café is managed by a City & Guilds trained Cook, Helen, who has 30 years’ experience in the catering trade. Within the café environment we provide a Catering Practice Lab which offers training to vulnerable and marginalised people under the close supervision of Helen.
Service users can gain real work experience in a safe and supportive environment. They also gain a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and real life experience and knowledge of a busy café environment, which will stand them in a better position for finding employment in the future.
We run regular ‘Cooking for Life’ sessions where anyone who needs to learn how to cook for themselves can come along and cook in a small friendly group or on a one to one basis if required. These sessions build confidence and an opportunity to meet new friends whilst having fun in the process.
Many of our service users go on to get jobs in cafes, hotels and restaurants after their placements.
Want to volunteer?
We are happy to take on volunteers within the café to help out on days and times to suit you.
Need Catering for a Business Meeting, Training Day or Event?
We can deliver straight to your door or you can hold your event in our building.
For more information please click here.
If you would like more information about our Café Community Practice Lab, please contact Helen Godbold on 0116 261 6538 or email HGodbold@apex-works.co.uk