School House café.

A fresh hope project

Hosting a community first café in Cheltenham

School House Café is a community focused cafe in Cheltenham. It has been designed for everyone. Bring your bike your laptop or buggy. Bring a friend or two or three or come by yourself. We have lots going on for you to get invovled with or sit and enjoy some peace or bring your work. Our prices are low so we make it affordable for everyone.

We want to bring people together over a fantastic coffee before a lecture; a tea after dropping the children at school or a fresh smoothie over lunch. We offer a large open space for community events, or a space to chat or work. We have a full breakfast and lunch menu available.

We want to be open for all the community both near and far. We are for all and open for all. We look forward to welcoming you to our café in the heart of St Paul's.


Building a community first space


To discern and meet the needs of the St. Pauls community

One of our communtiy lunches in full swing. Come and join us every monday between 12.30 and 1.30

Winner #Businessforchange

We were delighted to win the No Child Left behind Award for Business for Change. We won this for our commitment to youth employment opportunities. We give volunteering and then employment opportunities to young people who would struggle elsewhere to get work. We see them trained and growing in confidence to be able to work in a more commercial environment. Please get in touch to know more.


The School House Café is within a small lobby area and the old school hall of the old St. Paul’s School, which was opened in 1848 by the vicar of St. Paul’s, Henry Bromby and Francis Close, the Rector of Cheltenham. The two clergymen saw the need for education in the community and raised the money for the school from local people.

The school shut in 1980 and was used by St. Paul’s Church as a centre for church activities. In 2013, the government decided that the site should be used for the community and church of St. Paul’s and a new charity was formed.


School House Café is a project of Fresh Hope.

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