Eden Project Cafe opens in St Austell this week

February 14, 2011
Author: Tom
The long-awaited Eden Project Cafe in St Austell will open to the public on Thursday (17 Feb) at 8.45am with the launch of a unique, personalised book swap scheme.
It will be one of a range of activities at the low-carbon and sustainable cafe that will showcase the best of local food, music and art as well as community projects and green living. The cafe is in the in White River Place development in St Austell town centre.
One of the cafe’s projects is a self-reviewing book swap for book-owners to exchange their favourite literature with each other. Each participant can write a short review in the sleeve of one of their most-loved books, donate the book to the cafe for other readers, and then pick up another book in exchange.
The scheme is being backed by Eden’s chief executive Tim Smit who is scouring his book cases to choose one of his favourite authors.
Eden cafe manager Dan Ball said: “We’re looking for books of all types for the book swap. I’m donating Thor Heyerdahl’s The Kon-Tiki Expedition – the incredible adventure undertaken by a man crossing the largest expanse of water on earth on a boat made of a couple of trees bound together with hemp – it’s brilliant.
“If there’s been a book that has inspired you and you feel every other person should read it – now is your chance to spread the word. Let’s help make St Austell the book swap capital of the world!”
Books won’t be the only things that can be exchanged at the Eden cafe. Visitors can bring in home-grown produce and the café will buy it at wholesale prices to use either in café dishes or sell on to other customers.
The cafe will be open everyday during daytimes from 17 February and in the evenings too on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Find out more, including the menu, on the Eden Project website.

The long-awaited Eden Project Cafe in St Austell will open to the public on Thursday (17 Feb) with the launch of a unique, personalised book swap scheme.

It will be one of a range of activities at the low-carbon and sustainable cafe that will showcase the best of local food, music and art as well as community projects and green living. The cafe,  in the White River Place development in St Austell town centre, will open its doors at 8.45am on Thursday.

The cafe’s book swap encourages book-lovers to exchange their favourite literature with each other. Each participant can write a short review in the sleeve of one of their most-loved books, donate the book to the cafe for other readers, and then pick up another book in exchange.

Eden cafe manager Dan Ball said: “We’re looking for books of all types for the book swap. I’m donating Thor Heyerdahl’s The Kon-Tiki Expedition – the incredible adventure undertaken by a man crossing the largest expanse of water on earth on a boat made of a couple of trees bound together with hemp – it’s brilliant.”

Books won’t be the only things that can be exchanged at the Eden cafe. Visitors can bring in home-grown produce and the cafe will buy it at wholesale prices to use either in café dishes or sell on to other customers.

The cafe will be open everyday during daytimes from 17 February.

Find out more, including a preview of the menu, on the Eden Project website.

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4 responses to Eden Project Cafe opens in St Austell this week

  1. Jane says:

    Raw meat was served, staff were miserable.

  2. Hannah says:

    We’re sorry to hear about your experience at the Cafe Jane. We’ll pass your feedback on to the team.

  3. Michelle Cottrill says:

    Please could somebody ring me regarding a complaint I have regarding the Cafe in St austell, i dont know who to put the complaint in writing to and to where i should send it. my telephone number is 07547 004 132

    Thank you

  4. Eden Project says:

    Hi Michelle, We’re sorry to hear this. Someone will be in touch with you via phone shortly. If you’d prefer to put your complaint into writing, please email it to webmail@edenproject.com

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