We believe that when like minded friends come together it’s a recipe for amazing things to happen. It’s how KIN+ILK came to life. A small group of close friends, sharing a common passion for people and connection, came up with the idea of developing café bars that would serve-up inspiration as well as the all important food and drink.
OUR KIN are the people who make KIN+ILK possible. From each carefully chosen supplier, to the staff who look forward to serving you every day. David and Alex were the very first KIN people, who were soon joined by Rhys and Angela at the development stage of all things KIN+ILK.
OUR ILK are our wonderful customers, hopefully that includes you too.
Pop into our Capital Quarter Café Bar and you’ll get to see OUR ILK taking pride of place on our WALL OF ILK. Here on our website we’re proud to introduce you to OUR ILK and share their stories with you.
Overtime more people will naturally become OUR KIN - there’s no entry requirement and it's not a club. Instead it’s our way of acknowledging the support, love and special relationships from a group of people who all play a role in making the KIN+ILK Café Bars so very special.
We'll be continually adding to the OUR KIN section of the website and blogging their stories so check back to find out more.
Our wine supplier and wine tasting co-ordinator, Amanda and Howard Kynaston are special people who have supported us above and beyond before, during and after opening both stores.
Their wines are sourced from smaller, usually family run producers, meaning we can offer our customers quality wine and great value for money.
Chosen to be served at KIN+ILK because our aim is straightforward - 'to sell fantastic wine at affordable prices supported by excellent customer service' And because they are local and boutique!
You can visit their website here: www.baytreewine.com
Gofal Enterprises Ltd (GEL) was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Gofal in 2010.
Gofal (www.gofal.org.uk) is one of Wales’ leading mental health and wellbeing charities.
GEL is an award winning commercial cleaning and property maintenance business that truly cares about its customers, staff and the communities they work within.
Gofal Enterprises Ltd (GEL) aims to operate a portfolio of socially responsible businesses that
• Generate profit for reinvestment into Gofal’s charitable activities
• Create employment, training and engagement opportunities for those furthest from the labour market.
GEL and its partners fit out both stores for KIN+ILK. Chosen because of its values and its willingness to work together on the projects. Additionally they were prepared to take a partnership approach to our projects.
Both Alex and David have had mental health challenges as have our families and we want to support this Social Enterprise owned by the charity Gofal.
Initially we were looking for a Welsh coffee roaster – but in Clifton Coffee we found a great partner. They recommended and supplied our coffee and equipment, training support, helping us to train up our team of baristas. They also supported us in our mission to buy our own coffee 'Finca El Izote' direct from the farmer in El Salvador.