YMCA Newark Café

Situated on the ground floor with views out onto the Stadia Football pitch, the YMCA Cafe at the Village is an ideal space to meet with friends or have a base to work. Serving locally sourced food prepared on-site with a range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages.

Open seven days a week, the Newark cafe is run on a not-for-profit basis, with parts of the proceeds going back to the YMCA Newark & Sherwood, enabling it to continue working to improve the lives of young adults and communities across Nottinghamshire.

Café Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 7pm

Serving food weekdays from 9am

Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm

Sunday: 9:30am – 4pm

Serving food weekends from 9:30am – 3pm




FREE high-speed Wifi is available in the Café making it an ideal space to work from or for a business meeting.

Local suppliers

The finest regional ingredients and award-winning suppliers, which will change throughout the year to stay seasonal.

Destination venue

A brand new industrial inspired venue perfect for socialising, working, a trying new seasonal foods.


Our menu champions the finest regional ingredients and award-winning suppliers, which will change throughout the year to showcase seasonal flavours.

A vibrant brunch and food menu includes wholesome bites, seasonal salads, small plates and much more.

Plus check out out specials board for our Chef Specials and Soup of the Day.

Latest Menu

Bakery & Breakfast Bar

Start your morning with a selection cereals, freshly baked croissants or pastries.


All Day Brunch

Drop in anytime and enjoy our breakfast bowl, sausage and bacon cobs or smashed avocado and poached eggs.



All served on locally baked artisan bread, we have a variety of filled baguettes and focaccias.


For Younger Tummies

You’ll want to drop in and try our delicious pizzas or spaghetti and meatballs


Meet our local suppliers

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Stewarts of Trent Bridge’s story starts with Nottingham coffee visionary Stewart Falconer, hand roasting coffee in the 80’s, before the word “artisan” even existed. After a few cups of the good stuff during his travels abroad, he made it his mission to make quality coffee the norm, not the exception. Stewarts are proud to carry on his tradition!

“We try our hardest to ensure not only that our coffee tastes amazing, but that it is as kind to the planet, and its people as possible. We make sure our raw coffee beans are sourced from suppliers that work directly with local communities, we then roast these beans to absolute perfection in our Sneinton Market roastery in Nottingham city centre – using the original roaster Stewart bought for the job all those years ago!”

Stewarts of Trent Bridge

“Over fifty years ago Starkey’s started to grow strawberries and other soft fruit. Today we grow specialist apples and strawberries, blackberries and raspberries for major supermarkets.

Starkey’s were the first to grow Bramleys and still only grow the Original Variety today. Experience the fruits of our labour first hand by trying one of our magnificent apple juices.”

Starkey’s Fruit

The Fruit Basket Direct and their retail store, The Fruit Basket in West Bridgford, are a local family run business providing a quality range of fresh produce, dairy, eggs, bakery and dry store requirements to the finest kitchens in the East Midlands.

“We pride ourselves on delivering restaurant quality produce and excellent service to homes and restaurants throughout the region. Our sustainable supply chain, consisting of local growers and farmers, national markets and international importers allow us to source the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients throughout the UK and across the World.”

The Fruit Basket

The Welbeck Bakehouse is an award-winning wholesale bakery situated within the picturesque Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire.

Founded in 2008 by baking enthusiast Alison Swan-Parente, The Welbeck Bakehouse built its foundations on a desire to create and promote ‘Real Bread’.

A decade on, the bakery is renowned for its specialism in Sourdough and Viennoiserie. It has played a key part in the growth of the estate’s artisan community, and supplies a vast array of hand-crafted products to independent businesses throughout the East Midlands.

The Welbeck Bakehouse
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Where to find us

  • What is the YMCA Newark Café?

    The YMCA Newark Café is located on the ground floor of the YMCA Village and offers a view of the Stadia Football pitch. It serves as an ideal space for socializing, working, or having business meetings. The café serves locally sourced food and a variety of beverages, including alcoholic options.

  • What is the café’s operating schedule?

    The café is open seven days a week: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 7 pm, with food served from 9am.

    Saturday from 9.30 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 9.30 am to 4 pm, with food served from 9.30am until 3pm.

  • What is unique about the café’s operation?

    The café operates on a not-for-profit basis. A portion of the proceeds goes back to the YMCA Newark & Sherwood, supporting its mission to improve the lives of young adults and communities across Nottinghamshire.

  • Is Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, the café offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, making it a suitable place for work or business meetings.

  • What kind of food and beverages are offered?

    The café offers a vibrant menu that includes wholesome bites, seasonal salads, small plates, and more. They also have a bakery and breakfast bar, all-day brunch options, and a variety of sandwiches served on locally baked artisan bread.

  • Are there any special offerings?

    The café frequently updates its specials board with Chef Specials and Soup of the Day. They also offer options for younger customers like delicious pizzas and spaghetti and meatballs.

  • Who are the café’s local suppliers?

    The café prides itself on using the finest regional ingredients from award-winning suppliers like Stewarts of Trent Bridge, Starkey’s Fruit, The Fruit Basket, and The Welbeck Bakehouse.