Barrow of Treats

Barrow of Treats is a vibrant community café and sweet shop in the busy village of Barrow-upon-Soar.

At the café, our students experience both the kitchen and café aspects of the business, allowing them to develop their cookery skills whilst routinely interacting with customers.

Skills our students learn in the café include:

  • preparing hot and cold food

  • stock rotation and control

  • food hygiene

  • serving drinks and meals

  • using the till

  • meeting and greeting customers

  • setting tables and clearing tables

The café is renowned locally for its excellent variety of home-baked cakes and students often develop a signature item.

Our traditional sweet shop sells over 200 varieties of candy. Here, our students learn how to interact with customers, manage stock control and learn how to make and process customer orders for parties, weddings and many other special occasions.


COVID-19: Barrow of Treats café is currently open for dine-in and take-away customers, and the sweetshop is offering take-away and a Click & Collect service