St James by the Park Parish Hall

Southampton, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarSouthampton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Bring your broken items to see if our volunteer repairers can fix them while you watch, or get advice on how to fix them yourself. Electrical, sewing, jewellery, bikes and more. Tea/coffee and home made cakes. Free entry, repairs by donation.


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Colebrook Avenue, Southampton, UK

About the group

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Southampton Repair Cafe

Repair cafe, repairing bikes, jewellery and clothing etc as well as electrical items. Started in 2014. Now running 2 repair cafes each month across 4 sites in Southampton.

We are part of Transition Southampton which runs various environmental projects in our city.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.