Hungry Cat Cafe, Vegan Cafe in Harleston Norfolk

by Razz. in Great Finborough, England, United Kingdom

Hungry Cat Cafe, Vegan Cafe in Harleston Norfolk
We did it
On 9th February 2019 we successfully raised £350 with 7 supporters in 56 days

A cafe in Norfolk that will bring people together in a lovely environment enjoying delicious food and drinks as well as alcoholic drinks.

by Razz. in Great Finborough, England, United Kingdom

I have been working on this project for a few months now. I have done my research, viewed many properties in Suffolk and Norfolk and been sampling produce from suppliers to make sure I have the best quality to offer. I will also be sourcing locally as much as possible. I will be supporting the local bakery and green grocer as well as that, I have been contacting suppliers in Norfolk for stock I cant find in the market town of Harleston.

Finally after months of searching and driving miles and miles, I have found the perfect premises for Hungry Cat Cafe. It's a lovely shop that will seat about 20 people at a time, with 2 large bay windows to watch the world go by! Finally the search is over and everything is falling into place.

The cafe will open up early in the morning for breakfast and a cuppa to get your day started and close around 5pm. We will have hot and cold drinks as well as alcoholic drinks available for those days when you need something stronger than a cup of coffee!! There will be breakfast, lunch, snacks and late lunches on offer, all plant based using fresh local ingredients. We will also have cream teas, cakes and bakes as well as hard to find vegan treats.  A lovely space for people to enjoy and meet with their friends or family, not only for vegans but for everyone.  The idea behind it is, that more and more people will give plant based a go and having more vegan outlets available to us is a good way forward. 

I have been making plant based food and cakes for many years and have a lot of experience in vegan cuisine. It is a passion of mine, I really love what I do and get pleasure from sharing my ideas and food with others. 

The funds raised will go towards the pre-trading expenses such as solicitors fees, renovations in the cafe to satisfy health and safety requirements, tradesmen like plummers, electricians and decorators, deposits needed before taking over a premises, licences needed, printing and advertising, buying equipment, stock and having a launch party for you to come and sample the food and drinks on offer. 

I am also self funding towards this project but don't have enough funds to cover everything as it really costs a lot to set something like this up and so need the help of crowdfunders to put towards the costs and of course there are nice rewards or vouchers in it for you too. Please help support this project so we can have another vegan cafe on the high street that encourages more people to try more plant based foods which will help save the animals lives, our planet and for us to live longer healthier lives. It's also great to have outlets that vegans can go to and order whatever they like without always having to ask what are the vegan options..

I am happy to show receipts for work carried out and expenses to the crowdfunders who support this project, if they would like to see where the funds have gone. Thank you xx

To have a look at the food I make you can head over to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hungrycatcafe1 or my Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/hungrycatcafe1/ 

There you will see what I have been busy with in the kitchen and know what to expect in the cafe! All food is made by me xx 

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Picture above is my mushroom and avocado burger with homemade, runny, chilli cheese sauce and salad on a toasted wholemeal bun...

I feel very strongly about veganism and saving our planet whilst we still can. 

Cooking and eating good food has always been a passion of mine. I stopped eating meat in 2012 and turned vegan in 2014. Changing to a  vegan lifestyle meant I had to be more creative with my cooking and baking. It was very exciting when I started out and still is, I have never eaten as well as I do now as a vegan. Vegan food is so fresh and full of flavour. The fact that one has to get creative with food means that you come up with some amazing dishes that you would never have thought of.

Above, a raw spinach, mushroom & garlic dish. Beetroot Burger and homemade hummus.

The rewards offered can be used in the cafe over time, so if you go for a reward that offers 11 meals, this can be used on several occasions until you've used it up. There are also vouchers available that could be an idea for a  gift for someone to use in the cafe on whatever they like. The vouchers and rewards are worth more than their face value. A great opportunity to get more for your buck! You can als just donate towards it if you simply like the idea and want to support it.

Thank you for taking the time to read all about my project and for you part in making it happen. It is very exciting and I look forward to welcoming you all to Hungry Cat Cafe xxxxx 

See you at the party!! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

1 of 40 claimed

Voucher,more than face value & Launch party invite

Invitation to the launch party plus your voucher.Vouchers bought for £100 and over, invitation for 2 of you to the party plus your vouchers. A voucher to use in the cafe once opened (Mid February or March 2019) to use on whatever you like and £5 will be added onto the value of the voucher so your voucher will be worth £15. Vouchers purchased over £100 get an extra £10 added onto the amount, you will get a voucher worth £110

£10 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward & launch party invite

Invitation to launch party plus selected reward or voucher. £15 voucher or Reg hot drink & slice of cake for 2 people or main dish & a beer /glass of wine for 1 person or 5 x reg hot drinks which can be used on separate occasions or all at once.

£20 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward & invite to launch party

Invite to the launch party plus your reward or voucher. Get a voucher for the value £25 or Cream tea for two or mezze platter for 2 with 2 glasses of wine or beer.

£30 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£30 Reward & invite to the launch party

Invite to the launch party plus your voucher or reward. Voucher worth £35 or Choose from burgers, wraps or paninis and beers/ glass of wine for 3 people or get 15 regular hot drinks to use whenever you pop in or you can use it all in one go or cream tea for 3

£50 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£50 Reward & Invite to the launch party

Invite to the launch party plus your voucher or reward.Voucher worth £55 or Main dish, bottle of wine & cake slice for 2 people or regular hot drink for a month / Panini & Reg hot drink for 2 people to use 4 times / 2 x main dish for 2 people to use 4 times / 11 x Cake slices & 11 x regular hot drinks.

£100 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£100 Reward & Invite to launch party for 2 people

Invite to the launch party for 2 people plus your voucher or reward.Voucher worth £110 or 3 course meal for 3 & bottle of wine. Regular hot drink for 2 months or Reg hot drink & toastie x 20 or 5 x Mezze/ main dish for 2 plus cake & Reg hot drink

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward & Invite to the launch party 2 people

Voucher worth £265 or 3 course for 4 people & bottle of wine to use twice or 110 x reg hot drinks or 42 x reg hot drinks and toasties or 36 x reg hot drinks and paninis or 18 x main dishes or 50 x reg hot drinks & slices of cake. Can be used over time no need to use it all at once.

£500 or more

0 of 30 claimed

£500 Reward & Invite to the launch party

Invite to the launch party plus for 4 people plus your voucher or reward.Voucher worth £530 or 3 course for 4 people & bottle of wine to use 4 times or 220 regular hot drinks or 20% off for 6 months & a bag (6 in total) of our coffee or main, cake & reg hot drink for two x 20 or 10% off for a year and a bag of our coffee once a month for a year.

£1,000 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£1000 Reward & Invite to the launch party 6 people

Invite to the launch party 6 people plus your reward or voucher. A 10% lifetime discount or 3 course for 4 people & bottle of wine to use 8 times or 1 reg hot drink a day for a year + 10 % discount for the year or 20% off for 8 months or 42 x main + cake + reg hot drink for 2

£2,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£2000 Reward & Invite to the launch party 8 people

Invite to the launch party 8 people plus you reward. 3 course for 4 people & bottle of wine to use 16 times or15% discount + 1 reg hot drink a day for a year or 20% off for a year or 82 x main + Cake + reg hot drink for two

£5,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£5000 Reward, Invite to the launch party 10 people

Invite to the launch party 10 people plus your reward. 20% lifetime discount + 3 course for 4 people & bottle of wine to use 35 times plus 1 reg hot drink a day for a year + a bag a month of our coffee (12) or 10% lifetime discount + 190 x main, cake & reg hot drink for two

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