Eden Café is an antipodean style café in the market town of Witney serving all vegan and mostly gluten free food and beverages.
Who we are
Owner and baker at Eden Café.
I moved from New Zealand to the UK with my English husband and 3 cats in 2007 and after a few weeks without decent coffee was motivated to start my own café.
Starting out in a mobile trailer back in 2013 attending a few local events and then having a regular spot in the Witney Market we built up a loyal customer base and fine tuned our product offering due to demand to be mostly vegan and gluten free.
After being mobile for a year and a half I started looking around for premises that would allow us to expand and we moved into our current location at 6A Wesley Walk in December 2014. It was quite a transformation from the old café into Eden Café but with a lot hard work and help from friends, family and customers we made it!
In June 2018 we expanded in to Unit 5 next door.
The man, the beard, the legend.
Master of the plant milk latte art.
Sam was my very first employee. He came to see me at the trailer in the very early days of our stint in the Witney Market and explained that he was super keen to get into coffee but hadn't had the café experience yet so was struggling to get anyone to give him a chance.
I was impressed by Sam's attitude so I made him a deal, he could come and work with me on a voluntary basis to help build his experience and if he helped me make enough money to cover employing him then I would. Well, it didn't take long before Sam became my very first employee and the rest is history as they say!
Even though Sam no longer works at the café, moving to London in late 2017, he will always be a part of the Eden Café family and he has been a huge part of our success.