Who We Are

We are a group of volunteers from Letchworth that feel surplus or unsold supermarket food should not go into landfill.


We hold a weekly pop up cafe in the centre of Letchworth.

The cafe offers refreshments, light meals  and snacks. Everyone is welcome!

Where ever we can we will use the food we have rescued from local supermarkets. The food that we don’t use will be offered to our customers in our Food Boutique

Best Before Cafe is a not for profit project. All money donations go back into our little company to pay for rent, travel expenses and fund raising events – this keeps us sustainable. We need £70 a week to be sustainable and survive. The rest of the cash surplus is then donated to charities local to Letchworth.

Our aim is always to reduce food waste, campaign to make our food system fairer and more sustainable, by supporting our local community.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. L. Cain says:

    What a wonderful idea! Wishing you all the very best with this new project.

    1. bestbeforecafe says:

      Thank you so much. All the best, the Best Before Cafe team.

  2. Sheryl Hann says:

    Brilliant idea I was wanting to help with a cafe if we could ever get one going in a Letchworth. Have you heard about Olio.

    1. bestbeforecafe says:

      Hi Sheryl, we would love you to help – just come to our cafe on a Wednesday or email us on bestbeforecafe@gmail.com and you can chat to us about what you could and/or want to do. Olio is a fantastic idea, but one for the future. We are trying to keep things as simple as possible at the moment and have regular supermarket pick up slots. This enables the volunteer team to know what they are doing and when they are doing it. All the best Suzy

  3. Vanessa says:

    Brilliant idea. Well done

    1. bestbeforecafe says:

      Thank you so much. All the best, the Best Before Cafe team.

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