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.