Thrive Plant Based Café, Bistro and Venue was a dream, two years in the making. The agreement was finally signed in February 2020 to take over a neglected building in Norfolk Street, Cambridge. The former CB2 was an internet café that had unfortunately closed its doors the previous year. One month after signing, and taking on the building, the first lockdown was announced and the project was heartbreakingly put on hold.
Eventually opening in July 2020 Thrive has battled through restrictions and adversity in the hope of providing a community café to the local population and beyond. It has built a following and is much loved by so many people, both in terms of the food and drink, and the ambience and activities. The ethos of the café is respected by many - minimal waste, environmentally conscious, delicious plant based food, local suppliers, a support of other independent businesses, and a relaxed vibe together with a friendliness commented on by many.
We now need the help of people who resonate with what we're creating. Thrive always had the aim of creating a community space but the Covid-19 outbreak has meant we have been severely stretched in terms of our finances. We require the monies to help us survive this current climate so that we can continue our original aims.
There are two function spaces - 'The Hive' and 'The Basement'. Both these rooms allow for a whole host of activities to take place where we can put on events like yoga, holistic therapies, music nights, cookery demonstrations, mental health workshops, and many other activities. We want to help local people have somewhere to come to do many things that will promote wellbeing.
Cambridge has been lacking such a venue for some time and we really want to keep our momentum going. Your support would be much appreciated by the team and please do share our project on your platforms and with your networks. We would welcome you being a part of our story