Local Love for The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

Local Shrewsbury coffee aficionados and train visitors to the area can breathe a sigh of relief as the institution that is The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse stays in the welcoming hands of local ladies and current employees Anika Saxton and Olivia Topple.

With the recent arrival of a number of chain coffee shops and cafes to Shrewsbury the successful purchase of the cafe by the two is a monumental success for championing the independent high street that Shrewsbury was once so renowned for.

Anika says: “The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse was one of Shrewsbury's first independent coffee shops and for the last 5 years as manager I’ve seen it grow and represent the very best of Shrewsbury. To have the opportunity to continue its legacy in Shrewsbury and retain the atmosphere and local supplier relationships we’ve worked so hard to establish is incredibly rewarding and we can’t wait to share the new look and fantastic new food and drinks selection with customers.

A popular place for locals, freelancers on laptops and day trippers arriving into town, The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse ideally situated opposite the train station has long been a popular and busy spot for coffee, chat and creativity.

This creativity will also be fostered further by Olivia, an artist in her own right with a BA (hons) Degree in Fine Art. She has worked as a curator and events organiser in the art industry for many years and will lead a number of creative led initiatives at The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse including adult printmaking classes, family printmaking classes and children’s printmaking classes.

Olivia says: “For a number of years I’ve worked at the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse whilst pursuing my artistic career in my spare time. I’m so excited to now be able to bring the two together and offer creative courses for everyone from the complete newbie to the more experienced in the welcoming environment of the Coffeehouse.

Whilst The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse will retain its unique charm and friendly atmosphere, visitors can look forward to a new look focusing on creativity and functionality, offering a wider range of food including new smoothies, cold brew coffees and grab n go options for commuters. Additionally expect more exciting pop up events, new artist exhibitions and creative course for all the family to attend - caffeine lovers or not!

The relaunch of the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse will take place on Friday 20th July 2018.


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