Cafe Oak Opens

Café Oak

The opening of a new business in Geddington is always good news, and even more so, when there is catering involved.

Café Oak, situated in the Post Office garden, but an entirely separate business, has opened its doors with offers of cakes, hot drinks, cakes, cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches, cakes and a lunch menu. Oh, did I mention cakes? There are plenty of delicious ones to choose from!

Sharon & Bernie Hammond, the new proprietors of Café Oak, have lived in Geddington for 17 years. Previous to that they lived and worked in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, running a hotel and a restaurant. On returning to the UK, they opted for a complete change in careers – Bernie retrained as an Electrical Engineer for Carlsburg UK and Sharon moved into Education. However, for the past few years, they have been looking for a small teashop and took this ideal opportunity to work in the village.

The name, Café Oak, was chosen as a nod to earlier times when the Post Office building, was the Royal Oak pub. The logo was designed by one of Sharon’s students at Campion School in Bugbrooke and a colleague did the sign writing.

The Café Oak is open from 9am – 4pm, at the moment 7 days a week, although closing Monday is a possibility, but no definite date for that has been decided yet and when it has, it will be put on the Café Oak’s Facebook page, Café Oak.

Breakfasts are served from 9-11.30am.
Lunches from 12 – 2.30pm.
Cakes and cream teas all day!
Bookings for Cream Teas (recommended) can be made on tel no: 01536 745040.

Everything is home-made and cooked to order, apart from the vegetarian burgers. Sharon commented: “We have a limited amount of gluten free options, but the chef is working on this and more than happy to listen to any ideas, or recipes anyone has to share.”

Café Oak, Queen Street, Geddington NN14 1AZ Tel: 01536 745040, email:

All the images on this page were taken by Sharon.

2 comments on “Cafe Oak Opens

  • Val Bellamy says:

    Good luck Sharon and Bernie on your new adventure. I can assure you there are many cake lovers in Geddington! Many good things come to those who wait…..

  • Hazel Freeman says:

    Wishing you every success with your new and exciting venture, something that Geddington has waited for for a long time. Looking forward to seeing you soon

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