The Soft Touch Cafe

The Soft Touch Cafe

The Soft Touch Cafe is currently closed due to Covid-19, but we will look forward to welcoming you safely back to 50 New Walk soon.

Our self-funded social enterprise initiative gives disadvantaged young people catering skills and real-life work experience, while promoting nutrition, self-sufficiency and, crucially, positive mental health and wellbeing, giving them confidence and resilience for a brighter future.

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the Soft Touch Arts kitchen and exhibition space is transformed into a Creative Cafe. Young participants and eager volunteers help to prepare delicious freshly cooked vegetarian and vegan hot and cold meals, sandwiches, soups and cakes under the guidance of our professional chef.   We also have a 5* food hygiene rating.

If you’re a business owner, a local lunch lover, an enthusiastic amateur cook, a professional chef, then


Help make the difference.  Join us:



Participate in a Soft Touch Café Total Takeover!

Organise a creative or wellbeing workshop!

Sponsor a Themed Lunch!

Try Team Building With a Difference!


Soft Touch Café also offers:

  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled access
  • Accessible changing area including hoist with changing bench
  • Baby changing facilities

Everyone Welcome – 11.30-2.30 Wednesdays and Thursdays weekly at the home of Soft Touch Arts, 50 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TF

Soft Touch Café Is Your Community Gem!

Support Us

Could you support us? We offer a range of different ways that people can get involved and support our work as individuals or businesses. Find out how you can support us!


From time to time we take on volunteers to help run our Thursday pop-up cafe which sells quality hot and cold dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with new weekly menus.

Creative Studio provides a tailor-made specialist alternative arts programme for young people who need extra support and don’t fit into a traditional educational setting.