The future Community Cafe

The Community Café, alongside the Regents Canal in Paddington, will offer local people and tourists a canal-side eating experience as well as provide audiences with a complete night-out – including bar and catering resources. It will provide meeting rooms for local businesses and public agencies in an area where these are scarce.

The café provides an important social space and also an interface between the outside canal-facing green areas and the inside of the new building and the church. The café will act as a relaxed interface between passers by and the new project and its walls will be used to display work by those who use the Centre. It has been designed to present an inviting front to those who may be curious about the scheme but unsure about stepping into an imposing church building. It will also provide an opportunity for a small business to set up in catering and train young people in hospitality.