Rick Stein’s restaurant group is to branch out into the coffee shop market with an opening lined up for Padstow next month.

The Rick Stein Coffee Shop will open in partnership with Cornish roastery Origin Coffee and claims to be the first speciality coffee shop to open in the area.

The project has been led by Charlie Stein – director of drinks across the restaurant group – and will see the coffee shop open within the former Rick Stein Patisserie, after a full redesign.

The site, which opens on 7 April, will be focused on coffee-to-go, with the food menu to feature local suppliers.

The all-day menu includes cinnamon buns from Truro’s Da Bara Bakery, Reuben bagels and sandwiches filled with local crab, Cornish gouda, pork and warm apple chutney and clam chowder and crusty rolls, as well as ice cream from Happy Endings.

Commenting on the launch, Stein said “Tom (Sobey) and his team at Origin have been the perfect partner for our new venture. We’ve worked together for over 15 years already, and I’ve always been impressed with their unrivalled knowledge of and enthusiasm for great quality coffee.

“I’m extremely proud to be opening our first speciality coffee shop in Padstow and to be working with such excellent Cornish businesses.”

Last June the Rick Stein Group announced that two of its restaurants, in Marlborough, Wiltshire and Porthleven, Cornwall, would not reopen following the first lockdown.