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Eating & Drinking

Food and drink

Our vibrant and friendly Café Bar is the perfect place for a tasty bite and a drink when you're out and about in town, or before heading in to see a film or show with us. Pop in to see our daily selection of treats and follow us on social media to see what seasonal specials we're serving up.

By stopping by our Café Bar you will be supporting the Corn Exchange – every purchase you make helps us to deliver the range of shows, classes and events for all of the community.

Hot Drinks

Did you know that you can receive a 25p discount when you bring your own reusable cups for your hot tea or coffee. If you’re looking for something stronger, we have a great selection of craft distilled spirits, local ales from West Berkshire Brewery, an ever-evolving selection of wines and of course, some prosecco for those special occasions.

We have a selection of syrups that make a perfect addition to our hot drinks with our Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon and Toasted Marshmallow, for only 50p extra. For a little extra, try marshmallow and cream for 75p. For the grown-ups there is the option to have a splash of Baileys, Malibu or Caramel Rum.

In the mood for a sweet treat? Indulge yourself with a delicious baked good from Camilla's Cakes available in our Café Bar.


Try our new fresh panini's, pressed with pazazz!

Brie with Caramelised Onion Chutney £5.95

Tuna and Cheese £5.85

Griffin’s Ham & Mature Cheddar £5.95

Just Cheese £4.50

Our panini's are the perfect option for lunch!

Panini's can’t be taken into the auditorium or cinema, so if you are joining us for a show or screening please order with enough time to enjoy them before it starts.


We are delighted to be serving up fully loaded nachos with a variety of delicious toppings from our Café Bar. These are available to eat in, or takeaway, making them perfect for a treat or an on-the-go lunch!

NEW Try our delicious Fully Loaded Nachos £7.50

Served with:


Sour cream


Fresh salsa

With the option to add Bean Chilli + £2.50


NEW try our soup of the week!

Soup of the week £5.50

Served with freshly baked artisan bread.

Tots Menu

Check out our range of snacks, perfect for your little one!

Mini loaded nachos (nachos, cheese, sour cream) £4.50

Toasted crumpet fingers (2 crumpets toasted, buttered, and sliced) £3.00

Plain cheese panini £4.50

Cup ‘o soup (homemade soup of the week with a mini freshly baked artisan bread roll) £3.50

Cookie & Ice-cream £4

We also have a child friendly drinks!

Babyccino £1.50

Glass of Milk £1.50

Mini Hot
Choc £2.85

Café Bar opening hours


Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 5pm (or end of performance or event)

11am to 5pm (or end of performance or event)


Check out the spaces in our ambient heritage building for your corporate or private event.

If you’re looking for somewhere new, whether for performance, business or pleasure, we’d be delighted to discuss your needs. Our creative front of house and technical teams can bring the 'wow' factor and help you organise the perfect event. Please e-mail hires@cornexchangenew.co.uk for more information.