July 2020 - Reopening News
At last Friday 10th July 2020 sees the re-opening of The Farm Cafe for Eat-In customers. With new menus, online ordering, plus a raft of safety measures to ensure we're a Covid Secure business, we cant wait to re-open our doors to our customers. Initially for the hours of 10am to 4pm we hope to see some 'after school' visitors too - whilst they are still open anyway! We've been asked for years to extend our opening hours so we're delighted to finally have the chance.
March 2020 - CoronaVirus Update
Just to keep all of our new and existing customers up to date, it's still 'Business As Usual' here at The Farm Cafe in Wokingham. Thanks to all of our lovely customers who are supporting us as a small local business and are still visiting despite the madness - it was a lovely & busy weekend (as are our weekdays too!).
For your peace of mind we have a 5 star food hygiene rating from the local council (awarded last month) and all of our staff are obsessive handwashers! Most of us have OCD tendencies too so we get many compliments about how squeaky clean our kitchen & processes are :).
None of our staff or their families have recently visited any at risk or infected countries and we are all doing the right things to prioritise the safety of our team & our customers.
We are following all the government guidelines and will remain open, serving our community until we're told otherwise. We will keep communicating with you openly & we will just keep cooking - so see you soon for a portion of normality & a good pinch of sanity!
Best wishes, Karen & Vic - and The Farm Cafe Team
Wokingham Half Marathon 2020
Is on again this year on Sunday 23rd February 2020 - weather permitting of course! We are open at The Farm Café as usual that day from 10am - you can reach us via Twyford Road (from Wokingham going towards Hurst) there are traffic lights in operation on this road and the race starts at 10am with the Kids Mini Mile at 10.10am. But after these times you can get through easily. You can also approach from Forest Road Binfield direction - there will be marshalls stationed at The Warren House roundabout - if runners are due or passing through that junction then be prepared to wait a little but I'm sure they will be lovely and accommodating as possible.
We wish all the participants a great race - have a super time and hope all the training pays off! To any spectators - you're welcome to come up to the Café for some well earned hot drinks or breakfast while you wait - be a shame not to! To the runners - we're here for you afterwards for a nice sit down and some good food if you need it! Less than a mile from the Race Start & Finish line - find us at RG40 5QY - easy walking distance from Cantley Park. x We are the nearest Café to the Wokingham Half Marathon, see you there!
5 Star Food Hygiene Award From Wokingham Council
We've had a 5 rating every visit for the fourth time running - and as each one lasts around 2 years - that's about 8 years we've been rated a 5 now! (We had a 4 way back in the beginning I think and then just got better ever since!) Established 2008 and still going strong! EHO visits are very in depth, they always come when you're mad busy (of course!) and they test every single part of your business. It's nerve racking as you work so hard to do everything right & it really matters to all the staff, but it's really satisfying in the end when your hard work is noticed & commended too! Very proud of our teams xx
Public Protection Partnership
January 31 at 12:26 PM ·
Our Senior Food & Safety Officer Ann was delighted to award The Farm Cafe Wokingham with their '5' Food Hygiene Rating last week, their 4th consecutive '5' rating.
Well done to Karen and all the team for their hard work and congratulations on your 5 rating.
January 2020 - Another award!
We've just been rated as one of the Top 3 Rated Cafe's in Wokingham by the guys who run their lovely website! Thank you gents, most kind, we are of course delighted & super proud of our Café teams - both our Weekday & Weekend guys who work so hard to uphold our standards. Find this latest accolade at: https://threebestrated.co.uk/cafes-in-wokingham
March 2018 - **update** - April 2019 - Nominated Again! Winners - Silver Award - Thames Valley Hospitality - Best Breakfast 2019
Winners of the Thames Valley Hospitality Award 2018 - 'Best Breakfast 2018'
Yes we couldn't quite believe it either when we received a phone call from the local press and then a local TV station, Thames Valley TV. Apparently our lovely customers had been voting in their thousands for us to win the Best Breakfast Award. We were short listed and invited along to the awards dinner - it was very plush & exciting! It was quite embarrassing to be nominated alongside some very well known hotels & restaurants, with only 2 other cafes in a category of many, I think we were all wondering what we were doing there! But no - it was a customer vote & ultimately their choice - so the roof nearly blew off with all the cheers and screams as we were voted the "Winners of the Best Breakfast Category"! Our teams work so hard trying to bring quality, taste and finesse to what is essentially just breakfast & brunch - but they do it under immense pressure, hoards of customers and a very short time frame for service! They do an amazing job and this customer vote was really just rewards to show them their hard work is noted and appreciated. Well done team & thank you to Thames Valley Hospitality for running the awards and to Thames Valley TV for coming along & interviewing us - am sure it's on YouTube somewhere!! Our award now sits proudly in the Café, Thank you again xx
The Farm Cafe