St Elizabeth Hospice opens Stowmarket cafe

06:30 15 May 2022

A Suffolk hospice has unveiled its new cafe in Stowmarket – which will raise vital funds for the charity.

St Elizabeth Hospice officially opened Moments Cafe on May 11, replacing the former Tall Orders Cafe, which had been run by the Ipswich-based charity since July 2021.

Stowmarket Deputy Mayor Barry Salmon did the honors by opening the cafe, which is located next to the hospice retail store in Bury Street.

Moments Coffee Shop’s new menu features familiar favourites, such as jacket potatoes, toast and the much-loved Tall Order scones, along with a number of tasty new additions to whet the appetite, and ethically sourced coffee from artisan coffee roasters in Suffolk, Freshpac.

Megan Kingston, Manager of Moments Coffee Shop, said, “We are very excited to unveil Moments Coffee Shop and welcome you to the local community to view our new menu, which will also feature daily specials for them.

“The work of the hospice is at the heart of the community and we want the cafe to strengthen that bond and help us engage more with the local people, who every year give fantastic support to the hospice.

“From organizing community events to volunteering at Moments Coffee Shop to just enjoying coffee and cake with us, there are many ways to support the hospice and it will all make a difference for patients and the families we care for. ”

Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the cafe aims to strengthen the hospice’s relationship with existing supporters as well as introduce new members of the community to the hospice.

Moments Cafe will replace former Tall Orders Cafe
– Credit: Hospice Sainte Elisabeth

The charity said every drink, meal and snack purchased will help generate additional funds to support its services, which care for more than 3,000 patients and their families each year, in east Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Mr Salmon, Deputy Mayor, said: ‘We are delighted that St Elizabeth Hospice has had huge success with its charity store in Bury Street and to see the charity expand into the former Tall Order’s Café demonstrates an investment in the city.

“Knowing that having coffee or lunch at the new Moments Café will help raise vital funds for patient care is a really special message and I hope the city will support them and take the opportunity to try their new menu.”

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Moments can email here.

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