M4, Junction 14; 4 minutes
Mon 9am-3pm (last orders 2.15pm)
Tues-Sat 9am-5pm (last orders 4.15pm)
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
The Artisans' Collective in Barrs Yard is home to Garden Art Plus, a wine merchant, a florist, fine artists and more. Creating beautiful things is a hungry business which is why these arty and indie shop owners and their customers love Tray's Café - on hand to keep everyone fuelled with cakes, caffeine and more.
Tray keeps her menus short, sweet and seductive and there's always a vegetarian option. The atmosphere is cosy and homelike with tea served in vintage china; her much-complimented coffee is from Bristol's Clifton Coffee. Supporting fellow small businesses is the name of the game so you'll often find fresh veg from the Shalbourne Community Growers in Tray's soup, pasta or chilli of the day. The meat is from a traditional butcher in Hungerford, so the sausage and bacon baps are legendary. Try a carafe of fresh apple juice, pressed nearby in the river-crossed North Wessex Downs AONB. Stroll along the river Kennet before rejoining the tarmac.
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