Please be aware that this Café is run entirely by volunteers. No one receives wages. 


The Management Group took the decision to close The Link Café in March 2020 to protect its vulnerable volunteers and customers from the risk of contracting Coronavirus.

This decision was reviewed following the Government’s recent announcements regarding the easing of some lockdown restrictions. The decision was the same.

Sadly, because of the limitations of space and the continuing risk to staff and customers the Café will remain closed until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you all back sometime in the future!

Usually open Monday to Saturday. Changes to normal opening times are here

Meet old friends or make new friends while having a cup of tea or coffee.  Do your shopping in Tilehurst … and come back for lunch.   Have tea and a scone or cake before you go home!   Do some of it … or even all of it … and become part of the community.

All those who are involved with The Link Café are volunteers (this is one of our teams)

If you have visited, and like us, why not join us?   Contact us here.

For almost 30 years we have built our good reputation on providing home cooked cakes and soup as well as a listening ear and a Christian welcome to all.

For this to continue we always need more people to bake cakes and make soup for us!

We particularly need bakers at the moment. Two of our ‘regulars’ are no longer able to cook for us. If you, or anyone you know, would like help with baking, please contact us here.

Thank you.


Also, if you would like to cook your favourite soups for customers at The Link Café please contact us here.