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Emmaus Village Carlton

School Lane, Carlton MK43 7LQ, England
+44 1234 720826
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
“bric a brac” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
School Lane, Carlton MK43 7LQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of things to look at, very good for books, excellent cafe. I like to browse and hope there is something I cannot resist

Thank jill296
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly staff. Clean tables. Great selection of cakes and the best carrot cake I have ever had! Highly recommended. Great to take your unwanted items to also to help those in need.

Thank Elizabethhumphrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emmaus are running an excellent centre in the small village of Carlton, Bedfordshire. Their cafe, secondhand books and bric-a-brac area are a delight. The cafe serves excellent cakes and snacks, which are very reasonably priced. (Vegetarians catered for). Great service with a smile. If you...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Waited 35 minutes for an overcooked thin fishcake, cold potatoes, defrosted carrots and broccoli it was awful. Hopefully the £17.00 I paid for both our meals will go towards improving the catering. No more visits to the Bistro for us, we used to enjoy eating...More

1  Thank 738AnnD
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Although not the easiest of places to find, you get a Coffee Shop with good food, a Bookshop, and a 'bric a brac' shop all in one. And you are helping homeless people to establish some self-worth and gain skills and work experience at the...More

Thank scr350
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Most of the time it is really fantastic here, the staff are friendly and you can get a killer bacon and Brie sandwich. However when they had a roast dinner thing for Mother’s Day it was NOT good.

1  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Good atmosphere, warm welcome, tasty cakes, great latte and all very reasonably priced - what's not to like! I look forward to visiting every week. Also freshly cooked breakfasts, sandwiches and filled baguettes to order. Will pack away cakes and food if you ask. Lots...More

Thank Badpagga
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Pop here now and again to rummage through the well displayed and organised items of second hand clothing, books, music, furniture and other nicnacs. Very rarely come away with empty hands. Rub by a charity that supports the homeless and acts as a rehabilitation centre...More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Stuck in the middle of the Bedforfshire countryside, Emmaus village is a must. Despite being busy, you always get a warm welcome There are a good selection of bargins to be had but the best bit is Em's bistro. The food is fantastic. Good selection...More

1  Thank dawnecallender
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Visited in hope to find a particular book for my nieces world book day event. Amazingly we found the exact book she wanted '' Disney Tangled'' and it was in excellent condition. It was very reasonable (pence). Very happy 4 year old. Topped off the...More

Thank jinglekels
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Millie C | Reviewed this property |
They have recently started opening on Sunday and I am fairly sure that in the winter months they do a roast. The menu is a bit different in the summer. Probably the best thing to do is to call them to check. See previous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Lane, Carlton MK43 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Carlton
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 720826
  • E-mail
At Emmaus Village Carlton we give people a home, meaningful work in one of our social enterprises and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet. For many people who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides an opportunity to regain this, with a chance to make a real contribution to their community. Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; we provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like the family they don’t have, providing a safe environment in which to settle and re-build their lives. We collect and sell donated goods, using the money generated to sustain our community. We refurbish and upcycle items in our workshop and run a delivery, collection and house clearances services. Emmaus Village Carlton is based in the countryside village of Carlton in Bedfordshire. The retail space includes a Home Store, The Chapel and Em's Bistro. The community accommodation is also based on the same site. In Under 1 Roof, which is located near the 24-hour Donation Drop Off, all the donations are sorted before they are moved into the Home Store or Ems Bistro. In Ems Bistro you will also find our book store and bric-a-brac shop.
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