The OWL Café
Our OWL Café in Sawston Free Church serves delicious, freshly made food. Their menu includes breakfasts, coffee, cakes and hot and cold meals and snacks. As a social enterprise they offer training to disabled people and a Meals 2 You service.
Opening hours – Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm
Our accessible café has indoor and outside seating areas, with free internet access and newspapers. There is plenty of free parking.
The OWL Café was begun after a conversation between the minister of this church and Kevin McMullen, past principal of Sawston Village College and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. It was envisioned as a project where people with learning disabilities might be trained in a public place, interacting in the world of commerce and customer relations. It is a partnership between OWL (Opportunity Without Limits) and Sawston Free Church.
In the last few years, OWL have been absorbed into the Papworth Trust, but the objective and the role remains the same. It has been a brilliant way of integrating people into the community and breaking down the barriers that are sometimes erected between people and those who live with disabilities.