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Town centre café to launch new gluten-free menu

Eaterie caters for people with coeliac disease, who cannot eat food containing gluten

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Town centre café to launch new gluten-free menu

A CAFÉ based in Newbury has become the first in town to offer a totally gluten-free menu.

Shoemakers Christian Bookshop and Café, which has been serving light lunches and cakes for the last 13 years, will now be catering for people with coeliac disease, who cannot eat food containing gluten.

Christa McCormick, a volunteer who helps to run the café, said: “We realised that there was not a café in town for people with coeliac disease and thought we ought to cater for them.

“We will, of course, also welcome those who are not allergic to gluten and I don’t think they will really notice a difference in the taste.

“We looked at a similar café in Reading and it is proving very successful, so we hope we will be just as popular and successful.”

The café, in The Arcade, Market Place, will be launching its new menu from Saturday morning.

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  • bruin the bear

    27/11/2017 - 08:08

    A very pleasant little sanctuary. I wish them well

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  • EmmaCaroline

    24/11/2017 - 10:10

    To the trolls on this post - please read up on coeliac disease before making ill-informed and judgemental comments. It is not a choice. Do you say the same to Type 1 diabetics?

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  • Ajwatson

    24/11/2017 - 10:10

    There are, thankfully relatively few coeliacs, horrible disease. There are however, too bloody many bearded hipsters that think it's fashionable not to eat gluten despite it being necessary for a health balanced diet.. Tossers. And what the hell is a Christian bookshop!? Do we need more coffee shops?

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    • Bombey

      25/11/2017 - 16:04

      Ah, more lovely posts... "What the hell is a Christian Bookshop" - I see what you did there. If you pop along I'm sure you 'll be able to work it out for yourself.

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  • CoeliacPersonIndeed

    24/11/2017 - 10:10

    Well done to Cafe for launching this well needed service in Newbury and I hope your business increases. As for the people who have commented to say that we sufferers should eat wheat... why dont you get your facts straight about Coeliac Disease and what can happen to a person if they eat foods they shouldnt. Fancy a trip to the hospital to visit your family member!!! Grow up and get a life.

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