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New 'Revive' café opens at Craven Leisure

A new café has opened at Craven Leisure in Aireville Park - with an emphasis on healthy, home-cooked food.

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The Revive café, in what was formerly known as Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, was offering free tasting plates for customers on March 30 and opened fully for business on April 1.

The café area has been refurbished and transformed into a light, airy space, while the kitchen has been refitted and the menu has been revamped.

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Amy Whitham, catering supervisor at Revive, said: "We want to provide home-cooked food, with healthier options; tasty, home-made, wholesome food.

"We've had some really good feedback - people seem really pleased. Customers were telling us they wanted something a bit healthier to go with the whole ethos of the centre, and parents wanted to give their children something home-made. We wanted to move away from chips and fried food and we've now got some great healthy options for adults and kids too."

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Customers can choose from a range of smoothies, coffees and teas; bacon sandwiches are still on offer but so are yoghurt, berries and granola, porridge pots and frittata. There are hot and cold sandwiches, quesadillas, salad bowls, jacket potatoes and home-made soups, chilli con carne and three-bean vegetable stew, along with a range of homemade cakes and desserts. The children's menu includes pasta, home-made pizza, sausage, mash and vegetables, sandwiches, vegetable sticks and hummus. 

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The reception from customers has been positive. Jennifer Lowe, from the Three Sisters care home in Haworth, was visiting with a group of residents from the home.

She said: "I thought the food was lovely, very tasty. We come every week to the disabled swim and we always eat in the café; it's very friendly." Her colleague Jennifer Golding said: "I think the new café's got a very nice appearance and it feels very welcoming."

For more information click here: Revive Cafe

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