Doncaster coffee shop boss 're-assured that people still want to return' after lockdown

One of Doncaster’s ‘most missed’ food venues say they are re-assured that people still want to return after lockdown – but is not committing to a re-opening date yet.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 6:00 am

Brix Coffee Company, a coffee shop which specialises in breakfasts on the Station Retail Park near Kirk Sandall Railway Station, was voted as the runner-up in Visit Doncaster’s lockdown awards most missed eatery category.

It has been running as a take away during lockdown.

Owner Jack Pendlebury said: “We’re a coffee shop selling breakfast and brunch menus, and eggs benedict and that sort of thing – it’s an on trend sort of coffee shop at Station Retail Park.

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Josh Skelhorn, Head Chef, pictured outside Brix Coffee Co, Kirk Sandall. Picture: NDFP-02-03-21-BrixCoffee 1-NMSY

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“I was surprised to be runner-up in the most missed vote, and it was nice to know people are missing us.

"We’ve still been busy with the take away but it's nice to know that people want to come back.

"It’s been a worry for people in the food industry, so it is reassuring that people are wanting to return.

"We’re planning to be open as soon as we’re physically allowed to be, but we’re taking each day and week as it comes. We don’t want to have a big plan because it’s still a bit unknown.

"We’re not dwelling too much on dates, but I think we’re in a position where we will be able to respond quite quickly.”

Aisha Hassan, of Visit Doncaster, who organised the awards said there had been around 27,000 votes posted in the awards.

She added: “We hope that this goes to show Doncaster businesses that they still have the support of the public."

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