Mr Wilf’s Cafe

Mr Wilf’s Cafe is open Monday-Friday between 9am and 2pm. We offer a range of meals, drinks and homemade cakes. It is a fully accessible cafe with onsite parking, outdoor seating and a Changing Places facility for adults and children.

About Mr Wilf’s Cafe

Mr Wilf’s Cafe is a fully functioning cafe, staffed by people with learning disabilities.


Trainees are supported to run the cafe independently and do everything from greeting customers to cooking the orders and dealing with customer payments. Through doing this, they also complete training and qualifications. Previously, trainees have completed Level 1 Awards in Customer Service, Basic Food Hygiene Certificates and training in Allergy Awareness.


For some, we have found that an increase in confidence, self esteem and communication skills have been more important than practical skills. We work with all trainees individually to support them to become more independent in their daily lives.



Becoming a Trainee at Mr Wilf’s Cafe

Would you like to train with us at Mr Wilf’s Cafe?


Trainees are the vital part of our operation; we can’t do this without you! Mr Wilf’s is run completely by our trainees, everything in the cafe is done by them.


As a trainee you can expect to:

  • Bake delicious cakes and Mr Wilf’s signature cheese scones.
  • Cook hot food such as omelettes and English breakfasts.
  • Prepare cold food like sandwiches and salads.
  • Serving customers in the cafe, giving them the full ‘Wilf’s experience’.
  • Take orders from customers.
  • Prepare hot and cold drinks.
  • Use the till and maybe improve your counting skills at the same time!
  • Clean (we all hate this bit, but we all need to chip in at the end of the day!)

We want trainees who are enthusiastic and want to have fun, with a kind and friendly attitude.


We offer you our full guidance and support while at Mr Wilf’s Cafe. As a small, but big hearted staff team, we can accommodate the needs of most and can support to build communication skills, confidence and self-esteem… all while having a giggle!


Is this for you? Would you like to become a trainee? Would you like to find out more? If so, get in touch!

Finding and contacting us…

We are located close to Pickering town centre and opposite Lidl. Our address is Mr Wilf’s Cafe, Vivis Lane, Pickering, YO18 8TB


You can also contact us by calling 01751 471741