Cafe Indie is a cafe, music venue and youth work project.
In the day, we’re a relaxed Cafe hosting a wide range of groups, friends and customers – staffed by our youth work team and young volunteers. In the evening, we become an arts venue – hosting live music, poetry and exhibitions. Please see our website or in house promotional material to see what’s coming up. Underpinning all this, the Cafe is a youth work project. We run various programs for young people including the volunteer program, music development, youth clubs, a drop-in and issue-based sessions. We never forget that our young people are our primary reason for being. Sometimes our customers do, so please remember the person serving you is most likely a volunteer, here for their own development and you can play a role in that. There’s more to the Cafe than you see. Up, upstairs, we have a creative youth work and event space, providing an ideas workshop for the development and progression of our young people. Cafe Indie isn’t about indie music, it’s about being independent.
Quality food and drink in a relaxed environment-
All of our food is freshly prepared on the premises, and we take pride in ensuring it is made to the highest quality.
A community project-
We are a not-for-profit. We provide work experience, training and youth work support to young people aged 16-25. Our cafe is staffed by young volunteers, giving them the chance to develop job skills and improve their prospects. It works too – over 60% of our volunteers go on to secure paid employment. We also host a daily drop in for children aged 13-18 and work with a vast array of community groups to address social issues, serving as a springboard for community development.
Live music and events-
We offer a high quality program of original live music across all genres – from national and international touring acts to developing our local scene. The venue is intimate but has a reputation for lively and respectful crowds and is one of the best places to enjoy live entertainment in the area. We also host a wide range of other arts, culture and social events.
Hire Cafe Indie-
Hire out the cafe at an affordable rate for your own special occasion or intimate event. Get in touch for info and prices.
Opening times: Hours subject to change on evenings with events or gigs. Please see the Facebook page and website for opening times.