A shopfront with large glass windows and tables and chairs outside


Patch is a new vegetarian plant-led café in the heart of Colchester, opened in September 2022, with an emphasis where possible on locally-grown, seasonal produce from small independent producers and from our very own patch! Located in HAT Projects on Trinity Street, we would like to welcome you to a friendly, laid-back environment where food and ingredients speak for themselves.

Our patch. We are proud Colcestrians. Previously, as one half of grain, Jordan brought small plate dining to our local patch, and we want to continue to nurture our patch and deliver high quality seasonal food, now in a relaxed, café environment.

The patch. We have a vegetable patch at Garr House Farm, a working farm in Great Wigborough. We grow produce which will feature in our seasonal lunch plates and hope to create a resourceful kitchen garden, ensuring that every step of the way we are environmentally conscious with minimal waste.

To patch. patch also speaks to our ethos; with high quality food at the heart of what we do, we are a café with a make do and mend attitude. We will work with local suppliers, minimise single-use waste, and make the most of the resources we have around us.

Patch isn’t just a café; evening events are an important part of our identity. We are keen to explore the collaboration of creativity in food and art and create exciting and vibrant evenings of new pairings and experiences. Check out our events page for upcoming evenings including supper clubs, tasting menus, wine evenings, live lounge music, poetry slams, spoken word and visiting authors.

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  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Breakfast available
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Property Facilities

  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions




24 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN