In 2009 we opened our Vegetarian Café in Ashton-under-Lyne, Topaz Cafe. Since then it has gone onto win awards from Tameside Council, but also has been recognised within the Observer Food Awards as “Best Runner Up” for 4 years running in the Best Ethical Restaurant Category.
In 2011 we were awarded an EcoMinds grant to launch a weekly allotment, The Kitchen Garden, drop-in to offer support in a more relaxed environment where people could drop-in and help out growing produce which we then use in the Cafés.
In 2013 we took over the running of a supported gardening service in Hyde that helps support with additional learning needs. This allows them to learn new skills and to part of a supportive group of people that can build confidence and increase their independence.
Our Cafe & Allotments are an integral part of Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Well-Being Offer. Allowing us to help offer a holistic approach to our customer and clients well-being.