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

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.