Community Café

The Riverhouse Barn Community Café is run as a not-for-profit enterprise by a team of volunteers and staff, who create beautiful dishes using surplus food.
We aim towards sustainability but also know that we are learning all the time.

Food waste is a massive problem! If food waste were a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases; if it was a landmass it would take up 28% of the world’s land – a country the size of China! (UN stats)
Furthermore, the food sector is responsible for 30% of the world’s total energy consumption. 

Buying food from us helps us reduce the impact of the food industry. We thank Surplus to Supper for their donations, and we are glad to save this perfectly good food from being wasted and going to landfill.

Usually we work with other local charities and community groups, such as Elmbridge Community Link, the Counselling Partnership, Home Start, Cancer Research UK, Meet Up Mondays, Elmbridge Rentstart, Foodbank, and many others, to create a café where the priority is not only the menu, but also the company!

If you would like to get involved in running the café as part of our amazing café volunteer team, send an email to

If you have a group that would like to meet in the café, let us know – whether it’s for knitting, stitching, sketching, playing board games, or even learning a language, we would like to hear from you, so please contact us here:

Photos from our Community Café!


Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)