Posted: 31.07.20 at 12:40 by Kurt Robson
Coffee Traders, situated on Victoria Square, first opened back in March 1993.
As the name suggests, the establishment began its life primarily in coffee.
Coffee Traders were extremely well known for roasting their own beans and selling them directly.
Many famous faces were fans of the beans, including Dawn French, Richard and Judy and Christopher Eccleston.
“This all fizzled out as supermarkets started selling decent coffee much cheaper than we could,” Andrew and Alessia Ellery, proprietors of Coffee Traders, told Nub News.
Coffee Traders have been pushing forward since their reopening on 4th July and say things are looking ‘promising’.
The restaurant, which is now much more food orientated, has had to adapt its establishment to be coronavirus secure.
New screens, hand sanitiser stations and trained staff meant that the restaurant could reopen with confidence that they had put safety first.
“The most challenging problem for our reopening was the seating arrangements, the loss of tables, and trying to make a profit.
“We always put the safety of our staff and customers first and have managed this as well as hopefully making a profit.”