About Us

The Level Best Art Café opened in 2008 as a social enterprise project run by The Dacon Trust Ltd. It was established to provide work and life skills training to adults with learning disabilities within a town centre environment. The training takes place within our four business projects:

Dacon Bake – Catering and running of the Café

Seasonal Produce – Making and selling jams, chutneys, fruit cordials and gifts for special occasions

Horticulture – Growing produce on our allotment and working alongside the park rangers in Castle Park

ArtCo – Art and design projects and the administration of our Art Gallery

We currently provide work skills training to over 60 trainees and this is continually growing. We are always looking to take on new starters and can provide a flexible training programme so trainees can experience being part of one or more of our business projects throughout the week.

If you’d like to find out more about our Level best work skills training visit ‘Our Business Projects’ page for further information.


Level Best Art Cafe,
D'arcy House, 3 Culver Street East
Colchester, Essex C01 1LD

01206 366 059


Sign up to our Email Newsletter