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Pop out of the rain into Bradford Cathedral's summer Pop-up Cafe

First published on: 2nd August 2023

Bradford Cathedral will be hosting a special Pop-up Café from today for a month, selling a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and made-to-order food.

The Pop-up Café will be open five days a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – from 11am to 2pm - with occasional specials available; made-to-order sandwiches and paninis; and cream teas.

Ali Bowerman and Dean Andy were the co-founders of Vicars Café Bistro in Saltaire, and will be bringing back favourites from this time including their delicious home-made soup and their famous carrot cake!

The Pop-up Café will be run by Ali and a team of Cathedral volunteers and in-keeping with the Cathedral’s commitments, locally-sourced produce will be used, and the tea and coffee will be Fairtrade, as will many other ingredients.

Dean Andy said: “It’s been an exciting few weeks planning the Pop-up Café and we’re delighted that the opening date is almost upon us.

 “Already we’ve had visitors this week asking about when we’re starting so we hope this will be a welcome addition for those visiting Bradford Cathedral, with something to eat and drink the perfect way to wrap up a visit to this beautiful space.

 “We’d like to invite you to the Cathedral this Summer break to discover more about our history, find some time for prayer and reflection, and to explore our amazing windows and monuments. And then you can round it off with a slice of our delicious home-made cakes.”

 “Our team of staff and volunteers are looking forward to showcasing our famous Bradford hospitality this August. We hope to see you soon!”


The Bradford Cathedral Pop-up Café is open from Wednesday, August 2 until Saturday, September 2, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 2pm. You can find out more – including a menu and any changes to the standard opening times – at

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