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Loving our neighbour //

Café12/31 is a project of TRINITY church, built on the ethos of being a place of love and welcome. In fact, our name comes from the bible verse Mark 12:31 ‘love your neighbour’ and that’s exactly what we are aiming to do. All that we do at Café12/31 is rooted in the love of God and we want to show that love to all our customers by aiming to become a true community café, a place for all to feel welcome and that they belong.


Café12/31 will be especially friendly to young families, with our onsite playroom for pre-schoolers, and plenty of space to stash buggies. We’re hoping to develop links to other organisations and groups, to create a hub for the whole community, as well as developing a range of fun events.


Loving our environment //

As part of an 'Eco church', Café12/31 is guided by the TRINITY Creation Care team, so that we can be as environmentally friendly as possible. We’ve sourced the best take away containers from 'Vegware' and are also big fans of ‘Plastic Free Lewes’, aiming to use as little single use plastic as possible.


Wherever we can we are supporting the Lewes area and stocking local produce too, keeping down our carbon footprint, and stocking fair trade coffee too.


Loving our customers //

We’ll also have some delicious ‘free from’ options on our menu, including vegan and gluten free. TRINITY also aims to be nut free and whilst we cannot guarantee our premises are nut free, we do not use any nut containing ingredients and are aiming to make the venue as safe as possible for those with nut allergies.


We hope you will love Café12/31 as much as we do, do pop by and see us and let us know what you think!


Love in a mug…                                          

Organic Triple Certified Espresso Beans

100% Arabica. Fairtrade Papua New Guinea 60%

Fairtrade Rainforest Alliance Honduras 40%

                                                One shot         Two shots

Espresso                                1.50                1.80

Americano                             1.50                1.80

Cappuccino                            1.70                2.10

Latte                                       1.70                2.10

Mocha                                    1.90                2.20

Syrup shot                             30p


Want it different? Just ask…

Milk, mug and shot alternatives all available.


Tea                                         1.00

Speciality Tea                        1.50

Hot Chocolate                        1.50                1.90

‘Oh go on then’ Chocolate     1.90                2.40

(Whipped cream, mini marshmallows & a dusting of chocolate)

Mini oh go on (kids only)     60p


Something cool…

Shake of the day                    2.50                Comes with a top up!

(Made with ice cream, milk & a chocolate bar, finished with whipped cream & sprinkles)

Life water (BPA free)           60p

Glass of Downsview milk     60p

Fruit Hit  - fairtrade              80p

Ubuntu – fairtrade cola        90p

San Pellegrino                       1.30

Belvior Presse                       1.80

Sussex Orchard Apple          1.90

Jug of organic squash           1.50

Hmmm Cake…

Our cakes are all homemade and baked with love – as priced

Daily free from gluten and dairy cake choice

Vegan option

Fruit scone, cream and jam                          2.50

Cheese straw                                                    60p


A spot of lunch…

Homemade soup of the day (vg / gf)          3.90

With a chunk of local bread & butter 

Grazer plates

Cheese, ham or hummus                               4.90

With local bread, homemade chutney & coleslaw

(gf bread & df spread available)

Puff Pizza

Tomato and mozzarella                                 3.00

Caramelised red onion & goats cheese       4.00

Jacket Spuds

Just butter (dairy free available)                  3.00

Cheese / beans / hummus / coleslaw          50p per filling

Tuna Mayo                                                         90p

Crisps                                                                  90p

Piece of fruit                                                      40p


For the kids…

Mini soup of the day                                        2.10

Mini grazer                                                        2.90

Carrot soldiers with Cheese or hummus     2.20

Bread and butter                                              1.50

Ellas kitchen pouches                                      1.50 - 2.20

Organix snacks                                                 90p – 1.60

Thursday, 21 June 2018
  • Afternoon Tea & games for the older generation

    2:00 pm4:00 pm

    'The Great Get Together' is inspired by MP Jo Cox and is all about bringing our communities together to celebrate all that unites us. Here at Café12/31 we wanted to host an event for the older generation, as loneliness in older people is becoming a big issue in society today. So we invite you to come along, for some fun and games and maybe make a new friend.

    Afternoon tea at a special price of £4.50 including scone, sandwich, cake and a hot drink, plus quiz and games.

Friday, 29 June 2018
  • Summer Supper with Live Music from AlphaEcho

    7:30 pm9:30 pm

    The first of our cafe evening events - join us for a Taco supper and live music from local duo AlphaEcho.

    With delicious tacos and all the trimmings from our wonderful cafe kitchen team and a pay bar with a range of drinks your tummies will be happy! Plus we have live music to keep your ears happy and toes tapping, from the fantastic 'AlphaEcho'.

    AlphaEcho are Andrew & Emilie Watson, a semi-acoustic duo with many years of experience in professional bands and a fabulous polished, stripped-back sound. They have an eclectic repertoire of modern pop and big soul classics and we know you are going to love them!

    Tickets are £8 each including supper, available here:


The TRINITY Centre
Abinger Place


Manager // Zoe Tompsett


Opening Hours

Tuesday // 10am - 4pm

Wednesday // 10am - 4pm

Thursday // 10am - 4pm


Lunch served 12-2.30pm


Please get in touch if you would like to know more about Café12/31 or just drop in to see us!