Cafe aims to be at the heart of town life

Cornhill Cafe, Spilsby.
Cornhill Cafe, Spilsby.
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Sourcing good food locally and trying to improve the local area for shoppers who visit Spilsby is the aim of the Cornhill Café which has been at the heart of the community since the 1950s.

Recent work has led to a spruce up of the outdoors which has now been restored to its original colour scheme, tempting customers to peek down that end of town and pop in for a good wholesome meal or cuppa after a hard day’s retail therapy.

Assistant manager Seve Dalby said the café had been a focal point for community meetings for a long time and work was being done to find out exactly when this long-standing business was established before it was acquired by its new owners Steven and Katriona Ireland about two years ago.

He said: “We source the products we use from local butchers, grocers and bakers. We offer a diverse menu from traditional English breakfasts and meals such as chips and liver and onions to a variety of curries.”

The chef must be doing something right because a group of long-standing customers known as the Breakfast Club, who have been visiting for 15 years, are still popping in as usual for great food and a social gathering.

The café is at the heart of its local community and it attracts local workers at lunch time as well as tourists who wander in after a days’s great shopping and sight seeing in the town. The Cornhill Café also does take aways to order for those with no time to nip out for a sit down meal.

Now that work to improve the outside has finished, there are plans to spruce it up inside too.

The café opens on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8am and 3pm and on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. It is closed on Sunday.