Latest Cafe & Coffee Shop News


The Gentlemen Baristas plan to double estate in 2019

21 Sep 2018

The Gentlemen Baristas are planning to double their estate next year, to 12 sites in London, before expanding outside the capital to university towns.

Paddy and Scotts

Paddy & Scott’s develops conference coffee shop

21 Sep 2018

Paddy & Scott’s has formed a partnership with Wyboston Lakes Resort, a conference and leisure venue, as part of its strategy of expanding through partnerships.

Illy Coffee

Illy Caffè to open site in Knightsbridge

13 Sep 2018

Illy Caffè is to open a sixth London site, in Knightsbridge.

Fork & Blade secures Chelsea site for Black Penny

13 Sep 2018

Fork & Blade has secured a second site for its coffee house concept Black Penny in London’s Chelsea


DoCaSA lines up seven more

04 Sep 2018

The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (DoCaSA), the speciality coffee shop group, has seven more stores under construction, which would take its UK estate to 26.

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Humphrys to launch coffee shop, bar and restaurant in Chorley

30 Aug 2018

Lesley Humphrys, formerly of Weston Castle, and now of Toastie Taverns, is launching a coffee shop, bar and restaurant in Chorley.


Workshop opens at The Pilgrim

16 Aug 2018

Workshop Coffee, the wholesaler, roaster and café operator, has opened a sixth coffee shop, in The Pilgrm hotel, Paddington.

Soho Coffee Co

Soho Coffee Co to open 10th London site

14 Aug 2018

Soho Coffee Co is to open its 10th London, in Covent Garden.

Triple Two Coffee

Triple Two Coffee outlines expansion plans

07 Aug 2018

Triple Two Coffee, the café franchise, is seeking rapid growth on the high street, shopping centres and retail parks as it seeks to reach 200 stores by 2021, MCA has learnt.

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SSP takes over Starbucks in Dutch travel hubs

03 Aug 2018

SSP Group has been awarded the contract to take over operations of 29 Starbucks stores in Dutch railway stations.

Milk Beach

Former oil exec and champion roaster to launch Milk Beach

03 Aug 2018

Former oil executive Elliot Milne and award-winning coffee roaster Matthew Robley-Siemonsma are launching a new coffee shop, all day café and wine bar, MCA understands.

Redemption Roasters

Prison-based speciality coffee concept plans rollout

03 Aug 2018

Redemption Roasters, the prison-based speciality coffee concept, is to ramp up its expansion plans, with a target eight new shops by the end of 2020.

Triple Two Coffee

Triple Two Coffee lines up two more sites, aims for 35

02 Aug 2018

Triple Two Coffee, the Swindon-based franchise, has lined up two new sites, in Croydon and Cirencester, part of a plan to reach 25-35 sites in 2018, MCA has learnt.

 Quay St Diner

Grillstock founders launch new all-day concept

26 Jul 2018

Grillstock founders Jon Finch and Ben Merrington have launched new all-day dining concept Quay St Diner in Bristol city centre, MCA understands.

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Caffè Nero FY lfls up 2.5%

25 Jul 2018

Caffè Nero group has reported like-for-like growth of 2.5% for the year to 31 May, with group sales up 10%.

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