Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 15:00

Sat - Sun: Closed

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About us

Book Rest Cafe, supplies food and hot drinks to members of the public visiting Loughton Library and also a work-based-training facility for adults with learning disabilities. Based inside Loughton Library, Book Rest Cafe specialises in training skills such as customer service and hospitality.

Highly trained staff and great facilities such as an instant hot drinks machine is at the heart of the service, paving the way to help customers gain the skills they need for future employment in a safe working environment - helping them feel relevant in today's society.

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Traps Hill
IG10 1HD


  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Café

Case Studies



Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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When ECL customer Kelly Manners, 44, expressed that it was her life-long ambition to work in an office, the team at ECL Highfields offered her a clerical work experience placement.

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