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"Men what do coffee"

"Men what do coffee” was our WhatsApp group set up in 2018. We were all working more from home and decided we needed a way to meet / chat / laugh every week.

We are six guys: Pat, Gavin, David, Cliff, Joe and Colin, we go to the same church and we run regular Men’s Breakfast meetings. Our watershed moment came when our friend Peter, from Lindfield in West Sussex, came to talk at our meeting about all the amazing sustainability initiatives and the huge success of their newly formed Lindfield Repair Café.  So we thought that’s something we could do.

At our next coffee meeting on 9th December, 2021 we divvied up the roles. 

Pic taken at one of our favourite places Ricardo's in Church Street, do beer as well as coffee and sell records at the back - perfect shop!

Directory of services

We know there are many shops and businesses offering great services above and beyond what we can do.
The following have been recommended by some of our volunteers.
Do let us know if you have any more to add.

  • APPLIANCE REPAIRS:    Stewart & Young.                             "Have repaired our washing machines over many years."

  • BIKES:    Moore's Cycles.   In Twickenham and Teddington. 

  • BIKES:    Birdie Bikes.​   "Have always been very helpful."

  • CLOCKS and WATCHES:   "For clocks and watches I refer people to this list."

  • CLOTHES:    Everything about stitch               "Shortened sleeves of a coat and have taken up trousers, really skilful and friendly."

  • CLOTHES:   Habibe 56 Heath Road, Twickenham.           "All kinds of repairs, alterations - womens and mens - everything skilfully and quickly done. Small friendly business." 

  • COMPUTERS:   Blue Gnome Computers.        "Thoughtful and helpful when they recovered data from a very old hard disk."

  • COMPUTERS and MOBILES:   PC MAC Doctor.                       "Danny is hugely helpful, skilled with our tablet and laptops, repairs and replacements, thoroughly recommend"

  • ELECTRICAL:   Orbit Electronics:

  • HARDWARE ITEMS:   Hampton Hill Hardware.  64 High Street, Hampton Hill TW12 1PD.  "Step back in time, but every time I go, which is often, I always find what I want"

  • HARDWARE ITEMS:   Richardsons.                                           6-7 Rochester Avenue  A244  (extension of High Street)  TW13 4DX.  Crammed with an enormous range of tools, model making items, paint, etc.  The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • LEATHER REPAIRS:    Richmond Leatherworks.     "Repaired a handbag and I could not see the mend."  

  • METAL WORKS:     R & G Metal.   172 Colne Road, Twickenham. TW2 6RE                        "Years ago they built our garden railings - still standing!" 

  • MOBILES:     Phones 4 All.  14 King Street, Twickenham. TW1 3SN.                                              "Have repaired several phones for me, always friendly and prices are reasonable"

  • SEWING & REPAIRS:   Everything about stitch  "Shortened sleeves of a coat and have taken up trousers, really skilful and friendly."


  • SHARPENING:              Blade Sharpener.    www.blade-sharpener

  • SHOE REPAIRS:           Berts Shoe Repairs. 57 Broad Street, Teddington. TW11 8QZ.             "Did a great job repairing my leather sandals."

  • SHOE REPAIRS:           Bonjour Dry Cleaners,  34 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3RR.    "Soled my favourite boots beautifully." 

  • UPHOLSTERY:   Twickenham Upholstery.               "Did a great job upholstering some chairs for church"

Local Repair Cafes

We work closely with the local Cafes. If you need something done urgently or if we can't do a repair please support them

Contact Us

Twickenham Repair Cafe

St Margarets Church Hall,

130 St Margarets Road,

St Margarets,



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