Cafe on the Rec opening hours are:

Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12am – 4.00pm

Sunday: 8am – 4.00pm.

Closed: Mon, Tues, Weds


Great British Spring Clean, please come along and help keeep your neirbourhood tidy many hands make lights work so lets get any residents as we can  3rd at 10:00 am until 11:00 am.


The next event at the Cafe on the Rec is Mother’s day flower workshop hosted by Colchester Florist A Vintage Wedding.      

9th March at 19:00 until 20:30 and 10th March at 10 am until 11:30 am



The cafe includes toilets for public use, indoor and outdoor seating and a serving hatch open to the Recreation Ground and the nearby play area.


The tennis pavilion on the Recreation Ground on Old Heath Road was approved by Colchester Borough Council’s Planning Committee for a change of use into a café and public toilet, and we successfully won the tender to run it.

Building works were started in January 2016 and were completed April 2016, GO4 took it over alongside our existing site at Trinity Church in Colchester town centre and it opened on Monday 2nd May.

One of our directors, Pete Hope said at the time, “GO4 Enterprises is delighted to be working with the council in providing a new cafe on Old Heath Recreation Ground. We welcome the Councils initiative in refurbishing the disused pavilion for not only the benefit of park users, but for those engaging with GO4’s aim to provide work, training, and support for those not in employment”