The Green Place… Relax, Wander & Ponder the Environment over Coffee, Cake & Crafts.


The Green Place, an unexpected oasis in the lovely village of Sileby, Leicestershire. A beautiful and relaxing cafe, run by the Complete Wasters – a social and environmental enterprise. Far from your regular veggie cafe, as well as serving up a tasty range of vegetarian and vegan, food and drinks (cake very much included), The Green Place offer a variety of family friendly activities to inspire and promote a greener way of living.

Below is the brand new Events Diary, showing all of the wonderful things you can take part in between now and July, with the grand reopening this Saturday, the 18th March – woo hoo! I’ve missed my fix of vegan cake, so I hope they’re baking plenty!


As for the food, well it’s simple yet spectacular. These lovely vegan “cheese” toasties are a favourite of ours, served with a side of salad freshly grown in The Green Place’s own garden…


And the vegan cake (gluten free available too) is simply divine. Never one to say no to a cake, this place keeps my sweet tooth well and truly satisfied.


You can snuggle up inside, in front of the open fire (in the winter months), or eat out in the sunshine. You can even enjoy your coffee inside the Mongolian style yurt.

Once you’ve eaten yourself into a food coma, you can take a walk (or indeed a sit on your bottom) in the wildlife gardens, browse the organic vegetables (some of which are liking to be digesting in your tummy) and explore the many different ways of composting – my favourite is the Keyhole, as pictured below.

greenplace1 keyhole

You can also buy second-hand books and up-cycled furniture at The Green Place – they really do have everything.

As with any social project, The Green Place are always looking for volunteers to give them a hand with various bits and pieces. Whether you want to help out in the first few months of the year with gardening and fixing while the cafe is closed, or lend your hand to other tasks, help will always be welcomed.

So, whether you come along for some fun times and special offers this Saturday, or any other Wednesday-Saturday between March and December, please do support The Green Place and everything they do for the local area and the wider environment.

You can find The Green Place on Facebook, Twitter and using the following contact details:


Telephone- 01509 815181 or Mobile 07963 277865

The Green Place Opening Times
Weds-Fri – 5pm
Sat 10am – 4pm

The Green Place, 6 Cossington Road, Sileby, LE12 7RS

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