Cafe & Farm Shops

Sunnyside Up Cafe

Our farm shop has expanded to create a magical, unique & friendly space. You can enjoy homemade wholesome dishes using locally produced ingredients.  Our exciting café based at Hemel Food Garden is now aptly named ‘Sunnyside Up Café’.

Trainees grow and harvest fruit and vegetables which are served in the café and sold in the farm shop.  The café and farm shop will not only raise funds for Sunnyside Rural Trust, but crucially provide beneficial training & work opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities. A new partnership with Hertfordshire County Council’s care leavers team has led to young adults leaving the care system being able to work in the shop to provide them with the confidence and skills to work. The trainees will have an opportunity to work in the all aspects of the farm shop and café including  barista training, food prep, menu, stock checks, make jams and chutneys, serving customers and much more.

Richard Roberts, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Working at Sunnyside Up Café in Hemel Hempstead will help care leavers to learn essential team building skills that will increase their independence. Young people will learn to deal with members of the public in a fast-paced working environment, to prepare them for employment. We are welcoming donations or specific items from anyone in the community who wants to help.”

Kealey Henderson the cafe manager says ‘Our customers love the fact they are able to combine buying their weekly veg shop with lunch or afternoon tea. Our barista coffees are proving to be very popular too.’

Customers can enjoy outdoor seating surrounded by herbs and plants. There is a gate onto the canal so the café is a great place to stop off during a walk or bike ride. Dogs are very welcome.  The café is also available to hire for private parties, meetings and workshops.

The project is supported and funded by the Hertfordshire County Council and other local businesses. We are still looking for donations from businesses and individuals to help complete the transformation so please get in touch to find out how you can help. Volunteers are also needed to work in the café.  Contact Gemma Vine at publicity@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk or ring her on  01442 863364

Sunnyside Up Café is open Monday to Saturday 11am – 3pm.  The address is Hemel Food Garden, Two Waters Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BY (behind K2 Indian Restaurant) Parking is available on site.

FOOD SERVED 10am – 2.30pm

Vegan & gluten free options available – VE & GF

 

BREAKFAST

 

Crumpets x2 with butter V, VE                                    £2.45

Plain or Golden Syrup Porridge V, GF                       £2.95

Toast x2 with butter & Sunnyside Jam V, VE           £2.45

 

 

LUNCH

 

SANDWICH OR WRAP’S

served with crisps, olives & Sunnyside grown salad

 

SOUP

served with granary bread

TOASTED SANDWICHES

served with a fresh side salad

CHEESE V, VE

Wobbly Bottom mature cheddar cheese

£4.95

Beetroot VE

Creamy Mushroom V, GF

Lentil VE, GF

Lentil & Vegetable VE, GF

 

CHEESE V, VE

Just yummy old

Wobbly Bottom cheddar

£4.95

 

HUMMUS & FALAFEL VE

Homemade hummus

& falafel (no tahini)

£5.45

 

Split Pea VE, GF

Vine Ripened Chunky Tomato V, GF

£4.95

 

CHEESE, ONION & HERB V, VE

Cheddar, onion & herbs

£4.95

 

TUNA

Tuna (pole and line caught)

with local P.E Meads mayo,

£5.95

VEGAN CHILLI GF

Served with couscous & cheese

Organic medium chilli,

hearty & substantial

£6.95

TUNA

Tuna (pole and line caught)

& Wobbly Bottom cheese

£5.95

 

 

 

KIDS MENU

 

SANDWICH, CRISPS & DRINK

All sandwiches’ can be toasted if required

£3.45 one filling

£3.95 two fillings

£0.50p mini side salad

 

CHOOSE YOUR SANDWICH FILLING

Two small triangle sandwiches for smaller appetites

*Hummus Ve

*Falafel Ve

*Cheese V or Ve

*Tuna mayo

*Peanut Butter V or Ve

*Sunnyside Jam V or Ve

KIDS 7 INCH

MARGARITA PIZZA

£3.95 V

Optional mini side salad for an extra 50p

 

   

 

DRINKS MENU

 

Coffee Menu

Americano                               £2.25

Babycino                                 £1.00

Cappuccino                             £2.50

Espresso                                  £1.50

Espresso Double                     £2.00

Flat White                               £2.50

Latte                                        £2.50

Mocha                                     £2.90

Tea Menu

English Breakfast                                £1.50

Early or Lady Grey                               £1.50

Berry Fruits                                         £1.75

Camomile & Honey                             £1.75

Cranberry & Raspberry                       £1.75

Green Tea                                           £1.75

Green Tea with Lemon                       £1.75

Green Tea with Pomegranate            £1.75

Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey       £1.75

Mango & Strawberry                          £1.75

Mint                                                    £1.75

Rooibos                                               £1.75

Spiced Ginger                                      £1.75