The Coffee


 We are working closely with a small local coffee supplier from Bridgnorth Shropshire called ‘Danielle’s Coffee’. Danielle the founder of the company is a very passionate barista designing all her own unique coffee blends.
Together we have chosen the blend that we believe is
perfect forVan Chaud.
Danielle regularly conducts Barista training sessions with us, to ensure we get the very best out of every coffee bean. For more information visit her website

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Our Chosen blend.
The Van Chaud Italian Blend, Coffees from Honduras, Mysore, Mocha Sidamo & Ugandan. A rich, smooth, full-roasted blend of South American and African arabicas and Indian robusta. Full-bodied and a liquorice sweetness.
Danielle's Decaff Coffee
Unlike many decaff's that use a chemical process to strip the caffeine from the beans, Danielle's Brazillian decaff uses a special water steaming process to remove the caffeine. This has the effect of darkening the beans, but crucially does not impair the flavour. It is one of the best ways of removing caffeine as it is 100% chemical free and gently removes 99.9% of the caffeine.

We think you'll love our coffee........

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For the perfect brew every time, we have chosen a wide selection of teas from many of your favorite brands, Pukka, Twinnings, Clipper
Taylors, Tick Tock and some more selective you won't of heard of, like Teatogo leaf tea individualy sealed with their award winning lid.

Our selection includes, English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Green Tea, Fruit infusion, mint, organic decaf, Smoky Lapsang, Chai tea,
Fairtrade Earl Grey Rooibos and where possible we only select individualy wraped tea for freshness

When you consider more tea is drank every day than coffee, you know you'll get a great brew every time.


Award winning Hot Chocolate!


Large chocolate buttons from the Kokoa collection of hot chocolate drinks.
All made with real chocolate sourced from single origins
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White Ivory Coast chocolate, Ivory Coast is the largest producer of cocoa beans globally. For the white hot chocolate we have selected their cocoa butter from the forastero beans for a smooth creamy texture.
We only use natural vanilla in our production for a delicious flavour that was recognised with a Silver Award by the Academy of Chocolate in 2013

Classic Venezuelan 58% Milk Chocolate, The Venezuelan cocoa we use for this hot chocolate are a mix of two varieties criollo and trinitario beans.

They are selected from three quite beautiful regions - Sucre, Sur de Lago & Barlovento, and won the Acadamy of Chocolate, Bronze Award in 2013

Or the daddy Ecuadorian 70% Dark chocolate, For many Ecuador produces the best chocolate in the world. We have selected their wonderful Arriba Nacional beans giving a perfectly balanced bittersweet, a delightful hot chocolate recognised by the Great Taste Awards in 2013

Smooth and silky you’ll never forget your first one

 The Cakes & Bakes  

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Wherever possible Sally will make a selection of cakes and cookie’s fresh before an event. You can expect any of the following from Big Cookies & Shortbreads to Parkin, Fruit Cake, Apple & Walnut, Lemon Drizzle, Chocolate & Banana to mention just a few!

 The Crepes

Van Chaud Cakes, Crepes, Cookies

The classic French dish to serve in a classic French van, and all made right in front of you.

Be assured we make them fresh to order in Van Chaud, with Sally making up the mixes for our Crepes and when we do them Galettes, their savory relatives!

There are plenty to try from the classic:

Sugar & lemon

or the big kids favorite!

(Banana with Toffee sauce)
Chocolate sauce
Maple syrup
Nutella & Marshmallows
Apple & Cinnamon
made by Sally in our home bakery
Lemon Curd
Also made by Sally!

....and for the grown ups
Grand Marnier
Think you get the picture!
Made to order in front of you by Mark & Sally


The Staffordshire Oat Cakes


The quintessential local offering from the Staffordshire potteries, and like Crepes probably one of the original fast foods, dating back to the 1800’s!

All of our Oatcakes are GM crop free, and do not contain nuts. Our oatcakes are still traditionally hand made in Newcastle Under lyme from the finest ingredients, including: Stone-ground Oat bran, Brown Wholemeal Flour and Hovis Wheat germ.

Staffordshire Oatcakes are so well known they even have
their own day! Oatcake day 8th August,
and they have a very international following,

Food Allergen information
Below is information of the food and drinks we offer that contain one or more of the 14 key allergens as named by the Food Standards Agency