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Costa Oldham ICC

We visited the Costa Coffee at Oldham ICC today to take a photo for the Costa Community Instagram. It was fantastic to see their Chatter & Natter sign on the counter to generate interest from customers. They have had lots of customers asking what its all about and offering to sit at the table to […]

Two more cafes join the scheme!

Nicola the manager at Costa Coffee in Spindles shopping centre, Oldham. They will have a Chatter & Natter table every Monday between 2pm and 4pm. Thanks guys 🙂 Ps we love the banana and oat smoothie! We are delighted that The Coalshaw Green Pavillion CafĂ© has joined the scheme. This is a fantastic community cafĂ© with […]

What an incredible day at Tameside Arts!

I work three days a week at the AMAZING Tameside Arts which runs fab day and night art based sessions for anyone with additional needs. Today we held our first conference and the subject matter was ‘Loneliness’. Now loneliness is a hot topic, its the latest buzz word and research has found that if you […]

The Chatty Café Campaign

I’ve decided I’m on a sort of campaign trail to get Chatter & Natter tables into cafes. Henry (my 16 month old son) is my campaign assistant. He mainly samples food at various cafes, wins over the owners with his smile (and inevitably checks out the toilet facilities). Together we are on a vital campaign […]

How do you use yours?

Yesterday Chatty CafĂ© started thinking about the possibilities of a Chatter & Natter table. Yes, we are dreaming big and being ambitious but we think that is the way forward. Currently, Chatter & Natter tables are used to get people in cafes talking, but what if we took it a step further and used it as an information point. […]

We love to hear from you

Today Chatty CafĂ© received a lovely email from a man called Richard who described a Chatter & Natter table as a way to ‘give permission’ to talk to a stranger in a safe environment. We love this description and think it perfectly captures what we are all about. Thank you for getting in touch Richard!

Chatty Café launches at Oldham Foodbank Café!

On Tuesday 11th April 2017, Chatty CafĂ© met The Oldham Evening Chronicle to have some pictures taken for an article about the scheme. We used the Foodbank because they are opening a cafĂ© and are a fantastic example of community spirit. We are on the lookout for cafes across the UK to get on board […]