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Repair cafés

A place where volunteers with practical skills will restore damaged items.


Find your local repair café


Open Door Repair Café
360-364 High Street
HP4 1HU.

Visit for details and contact information.
Or visit their facebook page to get in touch.

Bishop's Stortford

Repair Café
Emmaus Centre
St James Church, Church Lane
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 4BE 

Email for more information.


Sustainable Repair Shop
The Mission Room, Vicarage Causeway,
Church Hill,
Hertford Heath,
SG13 7RS.

Visit their facebook page to get in touch.


Repair Cafe @ Hitchin Hackspace 
Hitchin Hackspace 67 Bancroft,
SG5 1NJ.

Visit Hitchin Hackspace for details and contact information.



Garden Shed
69 Leys Avenue,
Letchworth Garden City,
SG6 3EF.

Visit for more information.


Repair Café
Coombes Community Centre,
Burns Road,
SG8 5PT.

Visit their facebook page to get in touch.


Repair Café
The Bullfields Centre,
Cutforth Road,
CM21 9EA.

Visit their facebook page to get in touch.

St Albans

District fixers in St Albans 
Various locations around St Albans.

Visit for details and contact information.



Stevenage Repair Café
Bedwell Community Centre,
Bedwell Crescent,
SG1 1NA.

Open every first Saturday of the month. Visit their facebook page to get in touch.


Repair Café
High Street Baptist Church Hall,
86 High Street,
HP23 4AB.

Visit for details and contact information.
Or visit their facebook page to get in touch.

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What are repair cafes?

Repair cafés, also known as repair shops, are places where skilled individuals volunteer their tools and materials to help fix cherished items that are no longer functional or are damaged. There are a variety of items that can be fixed for free or at little cost, such as a bicycle's broken chain, a worn-out teddy bear, a toaster that fails to pop up and more.

How they work

Get in touch with one of the repair cafés to have a chat about the item you'd like to have restored. If they can take on your project, an appointment will be offered so you can drop it off.

Most repair cafés ask for a donation for charity or community purposes. There may also be a charge if spare parts are required to complete a repair.

How to get involved

Repair cafés are looking for volunteers with the necessary skills for repairs, as well as those who can serve as coffee-makers, friendly greeters, or individuals capable of managing websites and administrative tasks. Running a repair café requires significant effort, much of which is carried out by committed volunteers.

Get in touch with your local repair café to enquire about how you can contribute.

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