Nestled on the charming Charles Street in Wrexham, To^st Cafe has become more than just a culinary delight; it's a cornerstone of the Wrexham foodie community.
Celebrating its first anniversary, husband & wife team Claire and Paul have achieved remarkable milestones in just one year, cementing To^st's reputation as a hub of local produce and community spirit. What started as a dream of Claire's in 2022 has quickly turned into a reality, making To^st Cafe a beloved spot for locals and travellers alike. We popped in for a brew a few weeks ago to see how the first year had been...
The Leap of Faith
For many years, Claire had wanted to escape the corporate world and open up her own cafe. Sharing a passion for food with her husband Paul, she enlisted the support of Business Wales and when a unit on Charles St came up for lease, she decided to jump at the opportunity of making it happen!
Initially there were nerves, but when she achieved a 5* hygiene rating - she knew that she was on the right track and could do it!
A Taste of Excellence
At To^st Cafe, every dish is crafted with passion and creativity. From the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the tantalising scent of artisanal bread, every visit is a sensory journey. Their menu boasts a diverse selection of breakfast and brunch options, all made with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. Whether you're a fan of amazing cheese toasties or amazing bakes, To^st Cafe caters to every palate, earning them the prestigious title of Welsh Cafe of the Year earlier this year in Cardiff!
Welcoming Visitors with Open Arms
Since its opening, To^st Cafe has welcomed visitors from near and far to Charles St. Locals have found a home away from home, while visitors to Wrexham have discovered a gem in the heart of the City Centre. The cafe's warm ambiance and friendly staff make every visitor feel like a part of the family. The walls echo with laughter, stories, and the clinking of coffee cups, creating an atmosphere that lingers long after you've left.
Claire says that the name "To^st" is a play on words - embodying her belief that the cafe can not only be a great coffee house by day, but also a place for celebration and events after dark. To^st by day, and "To^st" by night!
Community Spirit and Beyond
More than just a culinary haven, To^st Cafe embodies the true spirit of community. The cafe has actively engaged with the local community, supporting after-work events, fundraisers, and local initiatives. Their commitment to sustainability is reflected in their eco-friendly practices, showcasing their dedication to both flavour and the environment. Claire is really passionate about supporting other small Wrexham businesses and the deli section has local crafts and Wrexham merchandise to buy. It really is great to see.
Awards and Accolades: A Testament to Excellence
The Welsh Cafe of the Year award is a testament to Claire & Paul's unwavering commitment to excellence. This prestigious recognition not only celebrates their exceptional menu but also acknowledges their dedication to customer satisfaction and innovation. Claire says that the award has brought an extra sense of pride to the cafe and its customers, making every cup of coffee taste even sweeter.
Looking Forward: A Bright Future Ahead
As To^st Cafe embarks on its second year, there's an air of excitement and anticipation. The cafe plans to enhance its seasonal menu, offering even more delightful surprises to its loyal customers. More events and themed nights are on the horizon, promising unforgettable experiences for everyone who walks through their doors.
In just one year, To^st Cafe on Charles Street has become a much loved haunt for Wrexham foodies and coffee lovers in Wrexham.
To^st Cafe is not just a cafe; it's a story of passion, dedication, and the love for bringing people together through exceptional food and heartfelt hospitality. Here's to a year of success and to many more to come!
To^st is situated on Charles Street in Wrexham - bookings are advised and can be made direct through the website at; https://toastcafeanddeli.co.uk/
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm
20 Charles Street, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom LL13 8BT