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“My favourite local coffee shop!!”

The Novel Coffee Shop
Description: We are a unique bookshop/coffee shop run by Southend Mencap. We sell secondhand books/DVDs/CDs/Vinyl/Computer games in a relaxed welcoming environment. You can also enjoy freshly ground coffee, tea and homemade cakes in house or to takeaway. Our shop is staffed by volunteers and we provide training and work experience opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. All proceeds raised go directly to Southend Mencap and enable us to continue to provide vital services to children and adults with learning disabilities in and around Southend-on-Sea.
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Description: We are a unique bookshop/coffee shop run by Southend Mencap. We sell secondhand books/DVDs/CDs/Vinyl/Computer games in a relaxed welcoming environment. You can also enjoy freshly ground coffee, tea and homemade cakes in house or to takeaway. Our shop is staffed by volunteers and we provide training and work experience opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. All proceeds raised go directly to Southend Mencap and enable us to continue to provide vital services to children and adults with learning disabilities in and around Southend-on-Sea.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love visiting The Novel Coffee Shop, not only the best latte and for me gluten free cakes around, but always such friendly staff. The books are an added bonus!!!

Thank Tabatha2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful coffee and delicious cakes. Also a huge selection of secondhand books to browse through. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This coffee shop had lovely service and staff, the book selection is amazing and the cakes were cute. The coffee was delicious and I will definitely be back!

Thank Ashley_Edwards_11
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Super friendly staff, too many home-made cakes to choose from! Opted for Victoria sponge for his lordship and I had the vegan coffee and walnut sponge - it was delicious. Tasty coffee too. Hats off Mencap, a great venture. And we couldn't leave without browsing the bookshelves and buying something

Thank auldreekie87
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Brand new coffee shop come bookstore.
Set up and run by a local charity it raises money fir a good cause whilst providing training & emolument for ppl with a range of mental health and other conditions. Really friendly and welcoming / great coffee and yummy fresh homemade cakes

1  Thank dantesinferno15
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