Black Swan Arts Café

Locally sourced ingredients   |   food freshly made on site   |   free WiFi   |   dog-friendly   |   breastfeeding friendly   |   vegetarian & vegan options   |   gluten free options   |  water refills   |   walkers welcome    |   PRS licenced   |   Olleco Virtuous Cycle – our organic waste is converted into green energy   |   recyclable or compostable takeaway packaging

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 3.30pm

We are currently serving a reduced menu with daily specials.

Book a table inside the cafe

We are allowing limited indoor seating. You can book ahead through our Facebook page if you want to ensure you get a table inside. All bookings are for 45 mins to give us the extra 15 to clear tables and keep everyone safe.

We aren’t taking bookings for the tables outside as there is more space and we want to keep things as simple as possible.

Reusable, refills and take-away

We are pleased to be able to reintroduce reusable plates and cutlery and our discount for refill beverages. If you still wish to have your order as take-away, let us know when you make your order. Take-away orders do not qualify for the ‘Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 29 August (we are closed bank holiday Monday), get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

  • to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
  • as many times as you like

Information from HM Revenue & Customs. View full policy on the website. Please note that there is no discount available on take-away items.

Free parking

Parking in the Cattle Market car park continues to be free until 6 August review by Mendip Council.

View the menu and prices
Cafe profits go back to Black Swan Arts

All profits made by Black Swan Café are invested back into Black Swan Arts. This is vital to the survival of our community-focused arts centre as we receive no regular funding.

Friendly and passionate staff

Our staff are friendly and dedicated. They are passionate about the food and about the Black Swan Arts ethos.

Free WiFi

We’ve installed new cabling and access points to boost our download and upload speeds around the building. Our WiFi is free to customers and visitors.

The best breakfast in Frome

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality breakfasts from fresh ingredients. Everything from the full English to something more continental such as a croissant.

Locally sourced food from responsible suppliers

We like to deliver high-quality dishes made from fresh ingredients. It’s also important to us, to support local suppliers and to be a part of our uniquely supportive community.

Cakes, soups and salads all made in-house

Before the café doors are opened, we’re busy preparing dishes for the day. We use herbs from our own courtyard garden to add some extra flavour.

Dogs welcome

We want our customers to be happy when they visit, so we welcome your canine pals.

Discount for reusable cups

Helping to reduce waste is really important to us, as we know it is to you. If you bring in a reusable cup, you will get a discount on your hot drink.

Much like your kitchen at home, our café is at the heart of Black Swan Arts. Its a place to meet with friends or family, for lunch or coffee and a cake, to have an informal meeting or a glass of wine. All profits are put back into Black Swan Arts, which is a charity operating without funding and almost entirely by volunteers and trustees.

  We have one of the largest outdoor spaces for any café or pub in Frome. Our beautiful flowerbeds are also home to edible ingredients, herbs which are used within our dishes, making that strong connection between garden and kitchen.