In April 2018 REfUSE opened a “Pay As You Feel” café on the high street in Chester-le-Street. Built by volunteers, run by volunteers, and fuelled by food waste, it is a beautiful place of inclusive community and creativity.

Opening times:

Tuesdays 10am – 4pm

Wednesdays 10am-4pm

Thursdays 10am -4pm

Fridays 10am -4pm

Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

REfUSE Restaurant evenings: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month – booking only (email us)

Music events or Open Mic nights: last Thursday of every month. Get in touch if you’d like to perform or have any ideas for gigs

Many other one-off events – ‘like’ us on Facebook to keep track of our events, or see ‘Upcoming Events’ at the bottom of this page

Would you like to hire our cafe space for your event or group? Click here!

Groups that use the cafe regularly:

Emmanuel Tots : informal, friendly and free group for any preschool aged children and their mums, dads, carers. Great coffee, free play, story/song and craft. Monday mornings 10.00-11.30am. All welcome.

re:new : meet for informal worship and fellowship every Sunday evening from 5pm. Everyone is welcome.