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New recruit at The Lounge

The Hot Chocolate Lounge has welcomed a new member of staff who has swapped nursery nursing for the chance to learn barista skills. Sheree Swift  is learning the art of coffee-making and catering in a part-time role that fits in with her other commitments. The mum-of-two from Bolton-on-Dearne, spent many years working with children after […]

MP pays visit to training café

Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley, recently visited The Hot Chocolate Lounge where she met staff and heard about the project’s latest activities. She also donned an apron and tried her hand at the role of barista with the help of café supervisor Jo Patton (pictured) who guided her through the coffee-making process. Our […]

Hire the Lounge for your special occasions

The Hot Chocolate Lounge recently held its very first baby shower and served afternoon teas to a mum-to-be and her family and friends.  Why not hire us for your next special event? Give us a call on 01709 296790 to discuss your requirements and arrange an event to remember.

Festive fun at Denaby fair

Visitors enjoyed a host of attractions, entertainment and festive food and drinks at this year’s Denaby Christmas Fair in December. Businesses, residents, schools and community organisations all entered into the Christmas spirit to make sure the event went with a swing including DWDT’s Hot Chocolate Lounge which served burgers, hotdogs and homemade soup to hungry […]

CHOCOLATE CAFÉ IS GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER

TWO trainee baristas have joined the staff of a popular community café which is expanding both its menu and events programme. The Hot Chocolate Lounge in Denaby, which is funded by the Big Lottery and run by Doncaster West Development Trust (DWDT), has now provided jobs for four people less than a year after opening […]

CAFÉ SCORES TOP MARKS FOR HYGIENE

ONE of Doncaster’s newest cafés has scored full marks for food hygiene just a few months after opening. The Hot Chocolate Lounge in Denaby was awarded a five-star rating – the highest available – by the Food Standards Agency after a rigorous inspection much to the delight of hard-working staff. The assessment covers all aspects […]

FOOD DONATIONS PUT TO GOOD USE

A local supermarket has teamed up with a nearby café to tackle food waste and support the community by donating kilos of fruit and vegetables to the business. Cakes, soups and pasta dishes are just some of the treats created for customers at The Hot Chocolate Lounge in Denaby using ingredients donated regularly by Co-op […]

CUPPAS AND CAKES RAISE CASH FOR CHARITY

It was cakes and cookies galore when the Hot Chocolate Lounge hosted a Macmillan coffee morning to support people affected by cancer. Tempting treats were produced by staff and local residents including a giant-sized peanut butter cake, a cappuccino cake and assorted biscuits and buns. Customers were spoilt for choice at the popular café on […]