Garden Café

The Garden Café is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Our Garden Café Recovery Group offers a therapeutic work environment that is creative, purposeful and fun. The Garden Café is open to the general public and offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere within the tranquility of our award-winning gardens in Cowley, East Oxford.

Outside at the Garden Cafe

What do we do?

Our popular Garden Café is run by the members of the Garden Café Recovery Group. The group provides members with opportunities to learn catering and other skills, gain insight into their strengths and consider positive changes they wish to make. We acknowledge this can be hard work, so regular time is set aside to reflect on how things are going, both as a team and as individuals.


Our shop showcases products made by our therapeutic services including woodwork and print items, ceramics and plants. The Garden Café features exhibitions of art by members of the mental health community and there are special displays for the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks.

What are the hours for group members?

The day for cafe members runs from 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided. Members usually attend one or two days a week.

How do I join the group?

Contact us to find out more, or to refer yourself or someone else.

About the Garden Café

Our Garden Café overlooks our award-winning therapeutic garden, which is managed by The Beehive Recovery Group. We are open to customers between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Our menu includes healthy, nutritious lunches, homemade cakes and ice cream – come and sample our delicious food and quality coffees. We also provide refreshments to complement our venue hire facilities.

How to find us

You will find the Garden Café in our lovely Manzil Way gardens just off Cowley Road, East Oxford. The site has good public transport links, disabled access and toilets.

Find us on our maps page.

Hire the Garden Café as a venue

Interested in hiring our beautiful Garden Café as a venue for your event? Find out more.