We need people like you!

by Alex McDonald in York, England, United Kingdom

We need people like you!


raised of £7,000 target


0% 15 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 7th 2019 at 10:29pm

Our aim is to generate some extra capital to help make important improvements to this existing business.

by Alex McDonald in York, England, United Kingdom

I am currently the manager of a lovely independent coffee shop based in york which you may or may not know if you live in York called Croque Monsieur. I have worked and managed here now for over 2 years and grown the business to the success it is now. 

I have now been given a great chance by the owner to buy the business from him to develop into something more than it currently is.

The shop it’s self is lovely as you can see from the attached pictures but it isn’t being used to it’s potential. We currently can seat only up to 20 people at a push inside with a further 10 seats outside.

With your help we will be able to do major works to be able to provide more seating space, a customer toilet which we currently lack and a food preparation area to continue making all the great food we currently provide. 

With the improvements we will take the internal seating from 20 to up 30 seats.

By moving the fixed seating you can see in the first picture to the main wall to the right of the seats and running it the whole length of the wall and placing tall tables that will seat 2 will double the seating straight away. By moving this will then mean we can create access through the wall to a toilet which is currently for staff only. By creating the entrance from the customer seating area would mean we can block access from behind the counter to be able to remove a partition wall in the area behind the counter to be able to make a goodness’s preparation area that we currently don’t have.

In addition to this we will be moving the main front counter to up against where the red wall is and adding an extra piece of counter to make a more open and approachable counter. 





This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Recognition on our website and get free coffee for a week.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Recognition on our website and a free coffee and bacon sandwich/vegetarian option for 2

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Recognition on our website. You will receive a VIP card entitling you to free coffee for a month with a free bacon sandwich or vegetarian option once a week.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Recognition on our website. A VIP card entitling you to free coffee for 6 months with a free sandwich every week for 6 months

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Recognition on our website and all social media platforms. A VIP reward card with your name on entitling you to free coffee every day for a full year and 3 free sandwiches from our menu every week for a year.

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