Open to the public 1st to 2nd June & 2nd to 3rd November 2019 at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
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I am passionate about good coffee, cake and as a trained jeweller I adore gold, and it was these passions that started the Golden Cup Cafe.

I am passionate about good coffee, cake and as a trained jeweller I adore gold, and it was these passions that started the Golden Cup Cafe.

Over the years of curating CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER:GATHER:GIVE I collected a myriad of vintage china from makers such as Royal Vale, Duchess, Colclough, Grovener, Wedgewood and shimmering gold lustre teapots from Saddler, Royal Worcester, Royal Winton Grimwades, Gibson, Halls and Arthur Wood to use in the Cafe to make it something really special for our visitors.

Many visitors photograph the china display and ask if I would rent out the collection and I always decline as the joy of the vintage china and teapots is to make the CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER:GATHER:GIVE really special and a sumptuous event.

Our fabby cafe also inspired painter Claire Henley, “I had a large, deep wooden panel from Jackson’s that reminded me of a table top, so I decided to paint the Golden Cup Cafe that is a feature at every Contemporary Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give.

In addition to the art, Judith the curator has also curated a vast collection of faux gold tea pots, cups, saucers and plates on which to serve refreshments – a really magnificent sight. The cake is an even more magnificent sight of course, and here I am doing a quality control check.”

The coffee is hand roasted by Monsoon Estates Roastery from Alscot just outside of Stratford. Chris and Anne describe ‘What started out as a genuine quest to find a good cup of coffee lead us to where we are now; roasting and selling our own coffee.’ I believe it to be the best coffee you can find. For more information pop over to https://www.monsoonestatescoffee.co.uk

Our delicious cakes are made by Jane and Craig from Knead It! bakery in Tiddington and can be ordered directly from them at  https://kneadit.co.uk

Knead It! is only open on a Wednesday and Saturday.

Here are the ingredients of the cakes for allergy purposes:

Chocolate Bundt Cake
Plain flour, baking powder, cocoa, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, milk

Spiced Orange Bundt Cake
Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarb of soda, yogurt, orange zest & juice, icing sugar

Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake
Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarb of soda, yogurt, lemon zest & juice

Lime & Coconut Cake
Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, desiccated coconut, bicarb of soda, yogurt, lime zest & juice, icing sugar

Nutty Flapjack
Oats, salted peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sultanas, butter, golden syrup, sugar

Coffee & Walnut Cake
Butter, sugar, eggs, SR Flour, baking powder, espresso coffee, walnuts, icing sugar
Orange Polenta Cake
Butter, sugar, flour, polenta, orange juice and rind, baking powder, eggs
Blackcurrant Bakewell Sponge
Butter, sugar, SR flour, baking powder, eggs, almond extract, natural yogurt, blackcurrant jam, flaked almonds

Glutenfree Brownies
Butter, 70% dark chocolate, eggs, sugar, gluten free flour, icing sugar
The brownies are made with gluten-free flour but have been baked in a kitchen using normal flour plus I cannot guarantee the Town Hall environment as it is a short term rent.
Gingery Ginger
Butter, golden syrup, black treacle, sugar, stem ginger, ground ginger, flour, eggs, milk