Camphill Holywood is a life-sharing community which runs an organic Café, Bakery and Shop on Shore Road, Holywood.
In the organic bakery we pride ourselves in making the finest breads from completely organic ingredients; most of our bread is Soil Association certified. We try to cater to those with special dietary needs as far as is possible and produce a range of gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options such as bread, scones, cakes and many others. All our bread is handmade from tried and tested recipes but that does not stop us from trying new things every day. Our bread is available to anyone, from the mother of four who wants a healthy alternative, to those in the trade who wish to sell our breads in restaurants or farmers' markets. We are also happy to fulfil any special requests customers may have, be it a particular diet, or a cake for that special someone. All our breads are produced fresh daily and if you come in early enough you just might leave with a loaf still warm from baking!
Festivals like Christmas and Easter give us the challenge to make beautiful specialities but every day we try to make something special as well.
The bakery is the daily workplace for two people with special needs and two or three co-workers. Between those bakers, training of new co-workers takes place in the bakery itself.
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Closely connected to the bakery is the café. The café provides the best organic food possible. We run a lunch service six days a week where we serve soup, sandwiches and specials, all made fresh daily. Everything in the café is completely organic and we have many options for those with special dietary needs. All bread served in the café is produced that morning by our own bakers. Throughout the day we are proud to serve a variety of cakes, pies and other sweet treats. With all these sinful sweets you can also get a bottomless cup of organic filter coffee, lattes, cappuccinos and more. Over forty different varieties of organic teas are also on offer.
The staff are friendly and talkative and make it their goal to make the customer feel at home from the moment they come in to the moment they leave. Our quaint little café is a welcome retreat for many from the hectic pace of modern life.
During your visit to the café it is almost impossible not to spot the organic shop. In the shop we have a wide range of sweet and savoury foods on offer. Among the hundreds of products that we have in stock is a wide range of chocolates and other sweets. We also have a wide range of dried goods such as pastas, rice, beans and so on as well as a full range of muesli and cereals. We also have a full range of dairy products such as milk from County Tyrone and eggs from County Londonderry.
We also get a fresh delivery of seasonal fruits and vegetables every Wednesday. We try to source most of our fruit and vegetables locally because we believe it is important to support the surrounding communities. The choice of produce that we carry depends greatly on the season and it is quite common to find something you have never seen before and we encourage our customers to try new things.
So when you visit Camphill Holywood you may be pleasantly surprised; when you only came in for a loaf of bread, a cup of coffee or an apple and you leave with a smile.