great coffee, great food… for a great reason.

Jobs available at A Great Little Place and other Autism Initiatives services in Southport. Find out more at our job surgeries at the cafe. Details here.

‘A Great Little Place’ award-winning cafes are passionate about great coffee and delicious fresh food. We offer the finest locally-roasted artisan coffee delivered by trained baristas and imaginative food created in our own kitchens.
Existing for a great reason, the cafes make a positive difference to the lives of people with autism and can be located just off Lord Street, close to the train station and shops.

Cup of Barista Coffee

great coffee & food

Our coffee is expertly made by our baristas from our very own blend of traditional flame roasted coffee beans from Fair Trade providers across the world …You can taste the difference.

Specials Menus

great place to relax

In the relaxed atmosphere, you can relish hot, crisp, meltingly good paninis, delectable hand-made cakes, fresh soups (made from an abundance of vegetables from our market garden) and mouth-watering pastries. Guests can also enjoy exhibitions of artwork, purchase jewellery and buy gifts.

About Us

About Autism Initiatives

great little ventures

Our Award-winning Cafés exist to make a positive difference to the lives of people with autism and are social enterprise by Autism Ventures, a subsidiary of the charity Autism Initiatives UK, who provide autism-centred services throughout the UK.

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news & events

Walk For Autism

                Are you up for the challenge of 10,000 steps a day for 8 days? Join the Walk for Autism from the 26 March – 2 April and be part of changing lives one step at a time and raise much needed funds for children, young people and…

Jobs available

  A Great Little Place café has gone down a storm in the first few months of its new home at The Atkinson – so much so that staff are having to turn customers away! Comments have included, “This is the best place in Southport if you want comfort and good atmosphere. Great menu and…

London Street Has Closed

A Great Little Place has now closed its London Street café in preparation for its move to The Atkinson in September.

Don’t worry, you can still enjoy great coffee and cakes at our Houghton Street branch, just around the corner!

We look forward to seeing you in our new home in a few weeks!