200 Degrees, which operates existing outlets across the UK, will open on the outside of the Metquarter mall in Whitechapel in July, creating 20 jobs. Tony McDonough reports
A new upmarket coffee shop will open in Liverpool city centre this summer in a unit formerly occupied by the collapsed Patisserie Valerie chain.
200 Degrees, which operates existing outlets in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Cardiff and Lincoln, will open on the outside of the Metquarter mall in Whitechapel in July, creating 20 jobs.
Providing seating for 72 people, it will serve freshly-roasted coffee from its own roast house in Nottingham as well as cold nitro brew coffee, iced tea, smoothies and milkshakes. It will also offer a range of salads, soups, sandwiches, tempting cakes and pastries prepared daily on the premises, with plenty of vegan and gluten free options available to eat in or takeaway.
Coffee lovers can also purchase freshly roasted beans in the 1,950 sq ft store and online as well as coffee-making gadgets.
As part of its wholesale arm, 200 Degrees now supplies coffee to more than 100 customers across the UK, as well as providing bespoke ‘beans to machines’ services for numerous offices, restaurants, cafés, hotels, conference centres and shops.
Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees, said: “We’ve wanted to open a coffee shop in Liverpool for some time, with its vibrant culture and huge creative heritage we feel that 200 Degrees is a perfect fit for the city.
“Our new coffee shop is in a fantastic position on the ground floor of the Metquarter, a thriving retail hub that seems to be bucking the trend on the high street through its mix of large brands and small independent companies.
“We always aim to become an integral part of the community wherever we go and we want everyone here to find somewhere in the shop to relax with their coffee and hopefully enjoy some of our freshly prepared food.”
Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, added: “It is fantastic to see such an exciting company coming to the city as we proudly champion businesses across Liverpool. Driving investment to the local area remains a priority for the BID over the coming years and we’re confident 200 Degrees will see success in the city.”
200 Degrees will be open from July 15 and opening hours will be 7:30am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 7pm on Saturdays and 9:30am – 6pm on Sundays.