Cornwall Repair Cafe Network

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What is a Repair Café?

It’s a free meeting place where people can get together to:

  • alter or mend clothes 
  • fix broken furniture, electrical gadgets, bikes, toys, crockery and more

Want to learn how to:

  • Sew on a button?
  • Fix a zip to a coat?
  • Wire a plug?

There are basic skills that can help us get by day-to-day that can extend the life of the things we buy. Repair cafes offer the opportunity for people to learn something new by chatting and watching the volunteer repairers.

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Cornwall Repair Café Network

The Cornwall Repair Café Network is here to support repair cafes. Both start-ups and those that have been running for a while. With the wider aim of creating a community, teaching new skills and challenging the throw-away culture. 

Its benefits include:

  • Connection to a Cornwall-wide network of repair cafes
  • Access to public liability insurance at no cost to you
  • Joining a directory of repair cafes in Cornwall
  • Promotion of your events on social media through the Cornwall Recycles, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Repair Cafe Network channels on
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram 
  • Access to a step-by-step guide which includes
    • advice on governance
    • venue selection
    • sample risk assessments
    • and monitoring forms

Where can I find my nearest Repair Cafe?

Currently there are currently 20 repair cafes across Cornwall. These generally occur on a monthly basis and are run by groups of volunteers in each of the the different venues.

Christmas break - Please note that some of the cafes are on a break until January 2024. 

December 2023 Programme

Location  (In Alphabetical order) Cafe Date
Bude Repair Cafe Bude, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Neetside Community Centre
Christmas break
Carnon Downs MyFeock Community Repair Cafe, 10am - 11am
The Hub, Carnon Community Methodist Church Hall, Carnon Downs
Christmas break
Coverack Coverack Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
St Peter's Church Hall, Coverack
7 December
Falmouth Falmouth Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Princess Pavillion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth
Sunday 10 December

Godolphin Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
The Old Chapel, Godolphin Cross, TR13 9RA

Tuesday 5 December
Hayle Hayle Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
Hayle Day Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle
Saturday 9 December
Helston Helston Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Old Cattle Market, Coronation Park
Sunday 3 December
Liskeard Liskeard Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane
Saturday 9 December
Looe  Looe Shedders, 10am - 12pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road
Saturday 9 December
Mullion Mullion Repair Cafe, 10am - 11:30am
Mullion Village Hall
Friday 1 December
Penryn Penryn Repair Café, 6pm-8pm
Penryn Temperance Hall
Thursday 7 December
Penzance Penzance Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street
Christmas break
Portreath Upcycle Kernow, 11am - 2pm
Portreath Retail Park, New Portreath Road
Christmas break
St Austell St Austell Repair Cafe, 1pm - 3pm
Light and Life Centre, Brunel Business Park,  The Sidings
Christmas break
St Just St Just Care and Repair, 11am - 2pm
St Just Woman's Institute
Sunday 3 December
Saltash Saltash Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road
Sunday 10 December
Stoke Climsland Old School, 9am - 1pm
Stoke Climsland, PL17 8NY
Saturday 16 December
Torpoint Torpoint Library and Community Hub, 10am - 2pm
Fore Street, PL11 2AG
Sunday 31 December
Tregrehan Carlyon Parish Repair Cafe, 11am - 2pm
Tregrehan Chapel, Chapel Lane
Christmas break
Truro Truro Repair Cafe, 10am - 12pm
36a St Austell Street TR1 1SE
Saturday 2 December


Join the network

In order to benefit from the network, all we ask is that you complete the form below. This will give us permission to share your details with other members as well as give feedback about your events. In return, we will send you a Repair Café Pack (PDF) and an opportunity to share in its benefits. We would also recommend joining the Cornwall Repair Cafe Network Facebook group:

Join the Cornwall Repair Cafe Network


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