The Handlebar Café

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The Handlebar Café - OPEN!

The Handlebar Café is a community cafe and small bike workshop (still under construction) on the Viaduct Cycle Path at the foot of St Catherine's Hill, south of Winchester.  Designed to look like railway carriages it sits on the old Didcot to Southampton Railway line.

It offers refreshments, basic get-you-home bike repairs, accessories and information on walks and rides around the area.

The project was created by a group of local teenagers working with the Spud Youth charity.  Spud have designed, built and own the building.  Bespoke Biking are the tenants and operate the community cafe and bike workshop.

Open 7 days a week.  The cafe is proving enormously popular, so please be prepared to wait for coffees or hot food at busy times.  please also pay be card / contactless or exact money whereever possible. (It is not easy to have lots of loose change on site.)

~ OPENING HOURS ~

8.30 - 5.30 Monday - Friday

8.30 - 5.30 Saturdays

(Take away only towards the end of the day)

9am - 4pm Sunday  

(Take away only towards the end of the day)

Come and enjoy an amazing  array of gorgeous cakes, teacakes, healthy snacks; as well as locally sourced sausage rolls, pies and pastries plus vegetarian and vegan options, all topped off with our triple certified coffee, tea or cold drinks.  We also stock Jude's Ice cream and much more!

We offer healthy breakfasts of porridge, yoghurts with granolas, along with our very popular bacon rolls.  All served until 11am

The Bike Booth

Still under development, The Bike Booth will offer road side cycle repairs as well as doggy treats and goodies.  Staffed on Fridays & Saturdays offering puncture repairs and quick tune up or brake repairs.  No booking in, just turn up and enjoy a coffee while you wait.

The Handlebar Cafe exists to help everyone connect with each other and the beautiful environment.  Please leave the car at home and walk or cycle.  

Please note, there is no customer WIFI in the cafe.

Accessibility:

The Handlebar Cafe is situated on Garnier Road.  There is a very small, popular car park, but we advise our customers who must drive to park in St Catherine's Park & Ride (near J10 M3).  Park as far to the left, and follow the short foot/cycle path through to Garnier Road.

St Catherines's Park & Ride Parking Rates:

  • All Day - £3.00 with coins
  • All day Smartcard rate - £2.70
  • Off-peak parking (arrival after 10.30am Monday to Friday) - £2.50 with coins
  • Arrival after 4.00pm -FREE (obtain tickets from machine)
  • Saturdays 3 hours only - £1.50 with coins

The surface of the car park and the path to the Handlebar Cafe is roughly surfaced with Hoggin.  Some customers may find this a challenge.

Want to get involved?  email us about volunteer opportunities.

You can find out more about the story and how you can get involved at the Handlebar Cafe website - or Contact us to discuss it.