Two year celebrations for cafe run by autistic foodie

Lewis Coding

An autistic foodie from Kenton says he is thrilled to be celebrating the second birthday of his cafe - that he originally started as a pop up for young adults with disabilities.

Lewis Coding, 25, opened Lew's Place at Newburn Activity Centre in the summer of 2015. He says he spotted a gap in the market and took the opportunity to pursue his life ambition of running a cafe.

Charity 'Smile For Life' helped with the set-up which was only commissioned as a trial for over the school holidays.

The café aims to give young adults with disabilities real life work experience before they leave education.