Doncaster coffee shop reopens and encourages people to shop local

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People have gone for months without fancy lattes and decadent mochas but now a trendy Doncaster coffee shop has reopened meaning access to delicious drinks is once again an option.

Jack Pendlebury, Owner of Brix Coffee Co in Kirk Sandall, made the decision to reopen his business on June 5 after implementing new social distancing measures into his coffee shop.

He said: “With restrictions easing now felt like the right time.

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“We have made a lot of changes, we now have a one-way system and only two customers are allowed into the shop at any one time.

Coffee made at Brix Coffe Co.Coffee made at Brix Coffe Co.
Coffee made at Brix Coffe Co.

People have been really happy to be able to enjoy a proper coffee again instead of the basic machines and instant coffee they have in their homes.”

It’s a medium to dark blend with notes of chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit – sourced from Peru, Guatemala, and Vietnam.

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“I think people have missed having coffee and a cake as a treat and have missed that extra boost in their mornings,” Jack said.

Cronuts at Brix Coffee Co.Cronuts at Brix Coffee Co.
Cronuts at Brix Coffee Co.

“We also have a limited menu which includes toasted sandwiches, cronuts, and cakes.”

They source their fruit and vegetables from K.D. Davis and Sons and their meat from Plane and Armstrong Butchers both located in the town centre market.

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Like many other businesses, Brix Coffee Co had to furlough its staff during Covid-19 but Jack has now been able to bring three members of staff back into the premises.

New social distancing measures inside the coffee shop include a one-way system and a max of two customers.New social distancing measures inside the coffee shop include a one-way system and a max of two customers.
New social distancing measures inside the coffee shop include a one-way system and a max of two customers.

He said: “It's been a worrying time - we’re a relatively new business and a high street independent retailer.

“But we have seen an increase in the shop local route as people want to support their local communities.

“I think if a business can make it through the last couple of months then it can make it through anything.”

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Jack has big plans for Brix in the future including new locations and expansion.

Limited menu at Brix Coffee Co.Limited menu at Brix Coffee Co.
Limited menu at Brix Coffee Co.

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