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Coffee lovers of the South Hams rejoice! Cappucinos, lattes, expressos, americanos – these firm favourites and more will be available from 7am to 7pm seven days per week from the Cool Beans Coffee Bar at 35 Fore Street, Kingsbridge which opens this Saturday 1 st September.
This fantastic new venue is the long-held dream of owners Sam and Charlotte Lawrence from Modbury. ‘When we moved to the South Hams five years ago, we were in desperate need of a change of pace from life in the South East,’ says coffee connoisseur Sam. ‘I’d been working long hours in corporate jobs and good coffee was often what kept me going through the day’ Sam continues.
Shortly after their move to the Westcountry, the couple decided to turn Sam’s salvation into a business and the idea for the Cool Beans Coffee Bar was born. ‘Even the name is special to us,’ says Charlotte. “Cool Beans’ has always been one of Sam’s catch-phrases!’ she laughs.
The couple has teamed up with the Littlestone Coffee Roasters from Exeter to supply you with some of the best roasted coffee from around the world. ‘Along with our house blend, we will be featuring a different guest blend each month for you to try,’ says Sam. Selected from some of the prime coffee producing regions – Papua New Guinea, Mexico and Brazil to name a few – these speciality brews are sure to be a hit. Mindful of changing tastes and dietary needs, you can drink your coffee with dairy milk, coconut, soya or almond milk and, of course, black. You will also be able to buy bagged coffee, ground or beaned, to make at home.
In addition to coffee, there will be a wide selection of teas on offer together with smoothies, milkshakes and soft drinks including Heron Valley juices.
If you’re an early bird, Sam can whip you up a continental-style breakfast to go with your coffee. Options include Belgian waffles, crumpets, and croissants. For lunch you can choose from paninis, sandwiches and soups. There will also be home made cakes and cream teas available at all times of the day, together with delicious tubbed ice cream from local producer, Surfing Cow of Mothecombe.
‘Along with supporting other local businesses, we aim to make things as convenient as possible for our customers,’ says Sam. So, in addition to being able to eat in at the surprisingly spacious coffee bar (30 covers), you can also take away or arrange free delivery within Kingsbridge.
The coffee bar’s make-over includes USB points and free WiFi to cater to people who need to work on the go, and you can also take advantage of free-to-read newspapers, book swapping and Cool. Beans Coffee Bar’s loyalty scheme. ‘We’ve tried to think of as many ways as possible to create a great experience for our customers in the hope that they will come back to us again and again for coffee and more but feedback and suggestions will always be welcome,’ Charlotte adds.
Cool Beans Coffee Bar is at 35 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, tel: 01548 858899. For more information you can read their directory entry here.
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