Cafe Nouveau Tytherington

Mendip Living caught up with Cafe Nouveau; an award-winning boutique cafe set in stunning grounds in the rural village of Tytherington, just outside Frome!

With a boutique feel and stunning views over a 34-acre country park complete with children’s play area, woodland walks and lakes, Cafe Nouveau is the perfect place to soak it all up. 

Tell us more?

A lot of people refer to Cafe Nouveau as a ‘hidden gem’ because of its unique setting; nestled within a stunning natural landscape, just a few miles away from Frome town centre itself. Because of the scope of what is offered here, it has become a popular destination for many, simply because you can make it what you would like it to be… be it a cosy place to relax and have a hot drink on the sofas by the fire in the winter

Cafe NouveauCafé Nouveau is also an award winning Boutique Café?

We have had a constant focus on providing food that can be enjoyed by most, if not everyone, and that to us means that whatever your dietary requirement, we will try to ensure that there is something that you can enjoy from the menu. We have worked closely with the FreeFrom awards in particular, and we have been lucky enough to have been awarded Highly Commended in 2015, and Gold in 2016 and 2017. 

Do you cater for Food intolerances?

Having food intolerances does not mean that life has to be dull or somehow mean that we are ‘going without’ – it can also mean you can be creative with food and this can bring a whole new meaning and understanding to what we eat and how we feel when we do eat certain foods. Foods that suit one person may not suit another, and having flexibility to be able to provide food that most can enjoy is a pleasure and well worth the effort. In this way everyone is looked after, simply by changing and tweaking ingredients and recipes so they are suitable for many dietary requirements. I feel this is what makes Cafe Nouveau special or unique.

What is ‘Free From’ foods?

We have been a part of ‘Free From’ for over 3 years now. The awards are founded and run by FreeFrom FoodMatters which provides the most comprehensive resource for free-from food, and celebrate the imagination and innovation shown within the food industry. The award is recognised as the mark of quality for freefrom foods.

Tell us more about gluten and dairy free cakes you make?

Our cakes are very popular, especially our sticky flapjacks and fresh fruit Victoria sponge. Our customers can’t quite believe that they not only taste great but they are dairy and gluten free. We love to sell a range of refined sugar free and egg free treats too which are popular with everyone, allergy or not!

To find out more about Cafe Nouveau, why not visit their website or pop in to see them – they can be found at The Lighthouse, Tytherington, BA11 5BW.