Support Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 at Cobbles and Clay in Haworth

Support Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 at Cobbles and Clay in Haworth

We’re proud to be based in Haworth, the world’s first Fairtrade Village, and are huge supporters of all things Fairtrade, including the annual Fairtrade Fortnight (29 February – 13 March 2016). The Fairtrade Foundation which leads it, says: “Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally. The people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of Fairtrade produce.” So, this Fairtrade Fortnight, we’re asking people to think about where their food and drink has come from and choose Fairtrade products wherever possible, which is something we always try to do in the café. It’s not as difficult as you think – here are some ideas: Enjoy a Fairtrade Coffee or Hot Chocolate All the tea, coffee and hot chocolate we serve Cobbles & Clay is Fairtrade – and our customers tell us it’s very tasty! Choose cakes made using Fairtrade ingredients Treat yourself to one of our cakes knowing that it’s been made with ingredients like Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Vanilla Extract, which you can also buy in the café to add to your own creations at home! Make your tipple a Fairtrade one You can even support Fairtrade Fortnight when enjoying a glass of wine. The Stellar Organics Running Duck Fairtrade Wine we sell is a huge hit with our customers and has been made according to the ‘Fair for life’ guidelines, which means that all workers involved...
What does your Pancake Day topping choice say about you?

What does your Pancake Day topping choice say about you?

Pancake Day (which this year is on Tuesday 9th February) is one of the few times of the year when you don’t have to feel guilty for having a dessert for dinner! When we updated our menu last year, we introduced homemade pancakes and waffles with an assortment of different toppings which have gone down a treat with both locals and visitors. We are firm believers that any calories consumed on Pancake Day simply don’t count, however if you are looking for a healthier option, we can serve you up a portion of pancakes with fresh fruit and berries. So what does your pancake topping choice say about you? Here are our pancake horoscopes:   Lemon and sugar: You are a big fan of keeping things simple. You don’t like to over complicate anything so stick with the ‘less is more’ rule, and with a scrumptious dish like this you do right! Fruit and cream: Is it summer yet? We might only be in February but you can’t wait for a bit of sunshine! Pair this with our Berry Burst smoothie and you’ll be living the summertime dream. Butter and jam: You live for breakfast time and have no problem with having dishes others may see as a morning snack at any time of the day. Banana and chocolate sauce: Take a walk on the wild side! You have convinced yourself that this dish is basically a salad and don’t worry, we believe you! Bananas are full of potassium and other good stuff so you’re actually giving your body a good treat. Ice cream: No matter how old you...
Show your friends how much you love them this Valentine’s Day

Show your friends how much you love them this Valentine’s Day

At Cobbles and Clay, we love to see our visitors enjoying each other’s company. Whether it’s over a morning cup of coffee or a late afternoon glass of wine, it’s great to see friends or couples spending quality time together in the comfort of our café and pottery painting studio on Haworth’s Main Street. Valentine’s Day is a special day dedicated to sharing the love and those who are currently single shouldn’t have to miss out on all the fun! Bring your group of friends to our café and paint each other something special to remind them that they are loved. Our heart shaped plaques are perfect for writing a short phrase about what you like most about your best friend, and it’s something they can keep forever to remind them of your special day together. We’re based right in the heart of Bronte Country, which is a great location for sharing your love life woes since the famous literary sisters knew a thing or two about heart-ache! If you do want to visit with your loved one, there’s also something strangely romantic and atmospheric about our gorgeous little industrial village with cobbled streets and historical buildings. Our Yorkshire sharing board is the ideal lunch to pick at whilst you’ve got your creative hats on, and we’ll even serve it up with little heart shaped dishes! So pop in and share the love this Valentine’s...
Join us at Cobbles & Clay for #BreakfastWeek 2016!

Join us at Cobbles & Clay for #BreakfastWeek 2016!

Next week (24-30 January 2016) is #BreakfastWeek. It is designed to raise awareness of arable farmers around the world and the importance of eating a healthy breakfast packed with their produce. It is a chance to think about where our breakfast comes from and make sure that we make it the most important meal of the day! At Cobbles & Clay, we are big breakfast lovers (check out our menu here). From ‘full English’ to pancakes and porridge to gluten free fruit loaf, we have something for everyone, all of which can be washed down with a delicious Fairtrade coffee, nutritious smoothie or ethically sourced herbal tea! Yum! We’re open from 8.45am seven days a week on Haworth’s Main...
Kick off your New Year’s Resolutions at Cobbles

Kick off your New Year’s Resolutions at Cobbles

As we step into a shiny New Year, many of us will be following the old tradition of making a resolution to give us a focus and ultimately help us feel like, better-rounded people! When it comes to resolutions we find that keeping it simple is the key to success so thought we’d try making things a bit easier for all of our lovely customers by suggesting a few ideas: Learn a new skill – Not just a good way to pick up a new talent, but it would also open the door to meeting new people. Whether you’re feeling creative, musical or adventurous to try new things, there’ll certainly something going on in our local area of Haworth to get you inspired. Jill completed a course with Grand Illusions Vintage Paint last year to learn how to refurbish pieces of furniture, and if you want to do something similar please get in touch as we are thinking of running a course in the café. We are also running an adult contemporary stitching group starting on 14th January and sewing for fun workshops with Diane from Wave of Nostalgia starting on 9th February, more information about these classes can be found on our Special Events page. For other creative new skills, whether it’s Yoga or Bollywood dancing, check out what our friends at Kala Sangam have to offer for unique classes and events, you might find your calling! #DryJanuary – You may have spotted the advert on television at the moment promoting #DryJanuary, a great way to give your body a well-deserved break after getting into the festive spirit....