Jack's Cafe

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Jack's Cafe

Jack's Cafe

Creation Development Trust By Creation Development Trust

Recreating the Welsh/ Italian Cafe on our local town square to bring back the mix of two cultures and their shared love of music and good food.

Blaengarw Idea stage

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Jack’s Cafe as it is known locally is a building full of history, stories and good memories. Jack Assirati emigrated to the Garw Valley back in the early 1900’s and opened his cafe that was known for great food, music and the mixture of Welsh and Italian culture.
The cafe is situated on the local village square and before the closure of the mines, it was adjacent to one of the larger quarry entries and was a very popular place for the miners to take a break and socialise when they weren’t hard at work. We want to bring this place back to life. It will be a place that welcomes different cultures, arts, music, modern foods with a twist and most importantly it will bring people together.

What we'll deliver:

  • Creation of boutique hotel for visitors to the area
  • Renovating the cafe area
  • Building an extension

Why it's a great idea:

We’ll be restoring a lost piece of our local history and bringing back what was once a beloved hub of the community. We would like to offer something completely different to the traditional cafe by setting this up as a place to enjoy not only food but the heritage and stories of yesteryear with music and the arts mixed in. This will help with the regeneration of the Valley, adding life to our high streets and also engage with local community groups such as the local heritage society and heritage railway to constantly be improving the area and providing new opportunities. We also aim to create new job opportunities for locals and also offer potential contracts to local businesses.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will enlist the help of our volunteers and also employ local people who have an interest in renovation.

We are asking that anyone who can’t afford to donate any money to help the project to find any old tools or unwanted pots of paint etc you no longer need. We also value your time so any free time you have pop in to see us and lend a hand! Everything helps and we appreciate it hugely!


Location Blaengarw

About the space

Situated on the corner of Blaengarw Rd and Katie St


Bridgend County Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £215,661

Building Extension, Renovation of Cafe and Creation of Boutique Hotel. - £195,000 (90%)
Other - £20,661 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Building Extension, Renovation of Cafe and Creation of Boutique Hotel.
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £215,661

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