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Café Beam

We have two beautiful Cafes located in the heart of Gosforth and in the vibrant Ouseburn Valley. At these Cafes, our missions is to provide work placements to young people with disabilities and learning difficulties serving delicious, locally grown and fresh food from Ouseburn Farm.

Café Beam Gosforth

We provide essential work experience placements at our Café Beam in Gosforth – a beautiful café/bistro which is run by a team of young people with a variety of disabilities and learning difficulties.

These youngsters help to prepare all of the produce, serve customers, operate tills and handle money as well as welcoming many different members of the community both volunteers and customers.

Café Beam is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys delicious, home-cooked food and hot drinks, cakes and amazing service, as provided by our wonderful young people. We also love our doggy customers, so please feel free to bring your four-legged friends!

 

Food at Gosforth

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Drinks at Gosforth

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Kids at Gosforth

Our kids menu

Afternoon Tea

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Café Beam @ Ouseburn Farm

We are delighted to announce that we have recently teamed up with Ouseburn Farm Charity, to open our second amazing venue – Café Beam @ Ouseburn Farm.

After months of planning, the café opened to the public on the 1st March and has been a roaring success ever since!

Café Beam is run by a team of young people with a variety of disabilities and learning difficulties. Our Café serves flavourful, home-cooked food, hot drinks, cakes and offers an amazing customer experience. 

Food at Ouseburn

View our food menu

Drinks at Ouseburn

View our selection of drinks

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Kids at Ouseburn

Our kids menu

Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself!

Menus

Using quality, local produce including Acorn Dairy and Northumberland Eggs, our team produce fantastic breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas and sweet delights. Our menus, which are updated seasonally by our head chef and prepared in our 5/5 Food Hygiene-rated kitchen, are guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds whatever your preferences and dietary requirements.

Work Placements

Due to a huge increase in demand, many more work placements have been created to enable disabled youngsters in our region to gain work skill, knowledge, confidence and experience as they prepare for the world of work and a more fulfilling adulthood.

This collaboration provides an exciting progression for youngsters preparing to leave education. More than 42 new placement opportunities have been created along with two brand new supervisor positions for young people with learning difficulties.

If you would like to know more about our work placements, see here (work placement agreement). Or please get in touch with tracey@smileforlife.org.uk or call 0191 284 4166

Volunteering

The young people are mentored throughout their placement by dedicated volunteers who provide hands-on support and encouragement.  The mentor demonstrates tasks, giving praise where possible and providing clear instructions with a view to the young people becoming as independent as possible in the café.

The charity is a great place to be part of an enjoy a rewarding role – including meeting new people, learning new skills, feeling part of your local community and the opportunity to attend and be part of our full calendar of fundraising events.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Lydia at Lydia@smileforlife.org.uk or call 0191 284 4166

Private Hire

Including Café and kitchen, and activity room.  Why not hire our gorgeous Café Beam premises for an intimate gathering. Whether it is a family party, girly afternoon tea or birthday event we can cater for your needs. Perfectly located in Gosforth & Ouseburn, we can seat up to 35 people and tailor the event to your specific requirements.

For our standard charges please see attached. For more information contact lauren@smileforlife.org.uk or call 0191 284 4166.

Outside Catering

We currently offer a small-selection of outside catering options allowing you to enjoy our amazing Café Beam food at your place of work or family function.

For more information contact lauren@smileforlife.org.uk or call 0191 284 4166.

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Address

Gosforth Café

The Old Fire Station
234 – 236 High Street Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 1HH

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Ouseburn Café

Ouseburn Farm
Ouseburn Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2PA

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Opening Hours

Gosforth

Tuesday – Friday: 09:00am – 16:00pm
Saturday: 09:30am – 15:00pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed

Ouseburn

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 15:00pm
Monday: Closed

Amenities 

Dog Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Afternoon Tea