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Eating & Drinking

A frothy coffee in a white mug with a white saucer. On the top is some dusted chocolate in the shape of a corn (the Corn Exchange's logo).

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 a the moment.

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.

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.

Loaded Jackets

We are delighted to be serving up tasty jacket potatoes loaded with a variety of delicious toppings from our Café Bar, every day between 11.30am and 2pm. The loaded jackets are available to eat in, or takeaway, making them perfect for a winter warm up or an on-the-go lunch!

Cheesy Bean Classic £6.95

Vegan Chilli with Pico di Gallo + Nacho Crunch (add sour cream + cheese for a veggie option) £8.95

Tuna, Cheese and Onion Crunch £8.95

All served with house salad & vegan dressing

Kids' Cheesy Bean Classic (half jacket, salad on request) £4

Find out more by speaking to one of our front of house team.

Loaded jackets 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.

Pre-show Meal Offers

We're partnering with popular local caterers to provide tasty, street-food style pre-show menu's before a selection of the events in our programme.

From delicious Gourmet Burgers from Moon & Stars Catering at our comedy shows, to tasty Gumbo bowls or Tacos from Colline's Kitchen at music events, we're serving up street-food style dishes that everyone can enjoy. Menu details can be found on relevant show web pages so you can book your ticket and your meal at the same time.

Seeing a show? Don't forget to pre-order your interval drinks at the bar to beat the queues!

Café Bar opening hours

10am to 2pm (or end of performance or event)

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

10.30am 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.