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What can I call my cafe?

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pensionpat Thu 17-Jan-19 00:05:38

For a few years I have raised funds for our local First Responders. I have a friend who raises funds for Alzheimer’s. This year we are joining forces and taking over the run-down cafe in our indoor market. Is hasn’t been open for a few months and we shall transform the current grubby greasy spoon into a pretty tea room. We shall bake our cakes on the premises. And profits will be shared equally between our 2charities.

We are stuck about the name. I suggested 50-50, representing the share between both charities, but there is a local firm using that name. My friend has suggested Forget-me-not. This is a witty, appropriate name if the tea room were for Alzheimer’s solely. So we shall be having a frank discussion about that.

I don’t feel fully equipped to argue my case without an alternative name, so I appeal to Gransnet members to help me out.

I don’t want the word cafe in the title. This smacks of the poor reputation of the previous cafe.

All suggestions gladly received. Thank you.

paddyann Thu 17-Jan-19 00:12:24

Tea for Two

Grammaretto Thu 17-Jan-19 00:15:40

Life saver?
Second chance.
Tea 4 two (a local favourite for us)
I hope you come up with a good name. Well done to you both. I hope the cafe is a success. It's hard work.

BradfordLass72 Thu 17-Jan-19 03:39:37

It needs to be a name which will tempt people to come in and enjoy your food. Or make them curious about the name (and they'll come in and ask)
Once inside they could be told, via posters and flyers, where the profits will go.

Caring, Cake & Coffee
You're Sweet Helping
Generous Helpings
Have your cake and eat it
Pay it Forward in Cake

I'll think of more once I've had a cuppa tea.....

BradfordLass72 Thu 17-Jan-19 03:57:01

I wish I could bake for you. I used to do several Morning and Afternoon Teas for charities every year and they were very popular and I loved baking.

Sweet Charity
More Than Crumbs
Icing on the Cake
Love is Cake!
Thoughtful Teas

Hidden Goodies
Secret Cakes - these two because they don't know, until they ask, what the hidden secret or 'goodie' is - your charitable donations.

Cake Dreams

I wouldn't use Forget-me-not, cute though it is, in case it caused distress. Didn't it used to be the Alzheimer's logo at one time?

craftergran Thu 17-Jan-19 05:17:39

Tea Time

mumofmadboys Thu 17-Jan-19 05:38:03

First memory
Tea for all
Quick stop
The Whole Stop
Remember me
Quick break
Now relax together

mumofmadboys Thu 17-Jan-19 05:38:30


Daddima Thu 17-Jan-19 06:17:41

I like Sweet Charity. ( Is ‘ Charitea’ too much?)

What about a name using either Auntie or Granny/ Nana?

There used to be one on Glasgow called Auntie M’s, and would, say, Granny * name*’s , make people think of tea and home made cake?

Grannyknot Thu 17-Jan-19 07:25:28

Such good suggestions! What about:

Firstly and lastly. (Suggesting tea, and cake smile plus a nod to the organisations).

Good luck with your venture.

travelsafar Thu 17-Jan-19 07:32:20

Pat's Pantry if Pat is your name.

MissAdventure Thu 17-Jan-19 07:34:23


glammanana Thu 17-Jan-19 08:55:17

It Takes Two
All Together Now

ninathenana Thu 17-Jan-19 09:11:50

I vote for Tea for (4) Two

Wishing you luck.

Lily65 Thu 17-Jan-19 09:13:29


Buffybee Thu 17-Jan-19 09:24:56

All good suggestions, I like Love Cake or something to do with cake, if homemade cake is going to be your "pull" for customers.
Your main aim is getting customers in the cafe and then build up a regular customs with your delicious, irresistible cakes.
Mmmmm! I would be a customer! I love cake!

Parsley3 Thu 17-Jan-19 09:30:44

The Market Tea Room?

Bathsheba Thu 17-Jan-19 09:31:22

How about 'Give and Take' smile

Bathsheba Thu 17-Jan-19 09:31:59

Or 'Give and Cake' actually!!!

Razzy Thu 17-Jan-19 09:45:41

I don’t think it needs a name that has anything to do with what you are raising money for. Just a nice name that gets men and women in the door. So nothing too twee.

Teetime Thu 17-Jan-19 09:46:33

Pat's Pantry
Bake on

or something completely off the wall like Montezumas, Bling, Stardust, Sphinx, io,?

ania123 Thu 17-Jan-19 09:50:09

I love the name ‘Sweet Charity’

CanOnlyTry Thu 17-Jan-19 09:52:10

This is such a wonderful idea!

Well done to you both - what a lovely resource for the local community.

I wish you all the very best in your new venture.

I can't improve on what's already been suggested but I really like Daddima's suggestion of "Sweet Charity" it would really tempt me in and plus the fact its got the word "charity" in its title makes it appealing - to me anyway.

Hope this helps X cafecupcakethanks

suzied Thu 17-Jan-19 10:06:55

The Cake Hole
Cake Expectations

Bernie1964 Thu 17-Jan-19 10:09:30

Little Teapot
Chit Chat
Fancy a cuppa