Every Thursday morning we run a café at Newcourt Community Centre with support form Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) and Newcourt Community Association. The café is open between 10am and 12pm and welcomes people of all ages to enjoy a natter and take part in any number of activities.

The café is hosted by a small team of YMCA staff and volunteers. They are also supported by a group of our YMCA residents who live in the community at Newcourt and who have all been trained to greet you and provide hospitality. The café and all refreshments are completely free of charge.

Newcourt Community Centre is located on Blakeslee Drive and the postcode is EX2 7FN. The centre is a short walking distance from IKEA and is served by a regular bus service and nearby train station.

At every café you will find a warm welcome as well as a selection of:

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Free refreshments
  • IT
  • Job support
  • Kids play area


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The café is a drop-in, and you are welcome to come for all of it or just a part.

If you would like more information about the café, or you are a local community group or business who would like to get involved, then please contact Lizzy Tones on lizzy.tones@ymcaexeter.org.uk or call 01392 410530.