Café Narjis is a safe and welcoming space for our clients to eat, drink and socialise, what was once a quiet waiting room is now a vibrant community hub that welcomes people from all backgrounds.
We provide a hot meal served Monday to Friday between 12pm and 1pm, free of charge to clients, as well as hot drinks, WiFi access, leaflets and entertainment. The Café also provides volunteering opportunities for clients so that they may learn new skills, share their favourite recipes, and combat isolation with friendship.
The children’s corner is full of books, games, and activities to provide the children who visit the forum with the opportunity to play, draw and read during their time here.
Since re-opening in October 2022, we have served over 4000 meals to staff, clients, and volunteers and catered to several events such as the Christmas Party and the “Let’s Eid!” celebration. We are serving more and more people everyday and anticipate that these figures will only increase!
“Everything is perfect. This place is full of energy. People who come here suffer with rejection everywhere they go, while in here everyone is smiling”. Saman – A volunteer
“It is brilliant to have a Café at the centre! Our Café Volunteers have been cooking delicious food, allowing us to taste the flavours from all over the world. For some of our clients this may be the only hot meal they have in a day. For volunteers and staff, it is a nice break and an energy booster, especially for those who are dealing with difficult situations.
Thank you, Café Team, for spicing up our lives and spoiling us with tea, coffee, biscuits and comfort food!”
“The food is so delicious, I would pay restaurant prices for it!” – Tony, GA volunteer