global cafe
The Global Cafe-bar is now open.

global cafe opening hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:30 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00*
* we may open earlier if events are being staged

The Global Cafe-bar is now open.

We are very excited to welcome you back, it’s been so long! Amongst all the changes we’ve had to make, we still have a fantastic and diverse range of snacks and drinks available, local and global, fair trade, ethical and sustainable ranges of tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits and the delicious sandwiches and sour-dough toasties made with organic bread, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, with gluten free versions available as well.

We are also very proud to welcome the new Global Refills Zero Waste Shop into the RISC Family where you can come and refill your own containers with an enormous range of nourishing goodies for the kitchen cupboard, 95% of them organic. In addition to the staples, there will be probably the widest range of fair traded wines in Berkshire, fresh bread from Astons, a range of organic and more affordable vegetables and all you need to clean your house, clothes, hands, hair, body and dishes without adding to the plastic mountains!

During October while we get in to the new routines, the cafe will be open 10am-6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Unfortunately due to government advice we will not be able to offer the previous diverse array of live music and events we did pre-pandemic in the space we have and our capacity has been reduced in order to allow space for customers and staff to maintain safe social distancing. We will still have a great selection of music from around the world playing quietly in the background, so you wont have to raise your voice to unsafe levels.

The cafe will initially only have seating capacity inside for 21 people, and they will need to supply us with their contact details for the track and trace system before taking a seat and removing their face covering, we also ask that all customers sanitise their hands on arrival.

There is a new one way system signed and marked on the floor to assist customers in maintaining physical distancing and we have rearranged the bar area so that customers order at the front bar as you come in and collect take away orders at the side bar, if you’re eating or drinking in we’ll bring it to your table. Hand sanitiser will be readily available and we ask that people avail themselves of it and wear a face covering until they have signed in and before taking a seat.

We hope in time and as things change to bring back more of the evening atmosphere we all enjoyed creating and contributing to for so many years, we just feel that currently we are unable to do this while ensuring the safety of our staff and customers.