ANDOVER High Street has welcomed a new addition with the opening of a new cafe.

NotJUST A Café, which is located at 25 High Street, has taken over the premises formerly occupied by Canto Gelato, with a unique mission to promote sustainability, healthy eating, and community support.

Operated by NotJUST Andover CIC, a not-for-profit organisation rooted in Andover, the café stands out for its commitment to combat food waste while providing affordable and nutritious meals to the local community.

NotJUST A Café also spearheads initiatives to support homeless individuals through pay-it-forward schemes and free takeaway meals.

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Since its opening six weeks ago, NotJUST A Café has been serving the public from Tuesday to Saturday, operating between 9am and 4pm.

Founder Daisy Beven said: "This is an ethical café, and we want to help people become more conscious about healthy eating and mindful of the planet, while also supporting the homeless.

"The menu boasts a variety of hearty yet healthy options, all priced affordably. Customers can indulge in a cup of coffee starting at just £1, while a two-course meal with a hot drink costs only £5.

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"We also provide sausages, sandwiches, and a micro store featuring best-before items, including vegan options."

Customers have the opportunity to pay it forward, helping the café to prepare takeaway meals for those less fortunate in the community.

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It also operates a community fridge, allowing individuals to access free items as needed.

Seeking to bolster its efforts, NotJUST A Café is also welcoming food donations from suppliers and has already received support from businesses like Poundland and Abel & Cole in Andover.

“We encourage any kind of support to keep the café going and help the homeless people. It is important that we support them during this difficult time,” Daisy added.