THE coffee shops in this timeline does
not include the long-established business already in Nantwich. Just
those that came, never took off or closed.
There are other interesting
items. Mainly, it is a back-up to a Letter from Nantwich feature (here)
with more details and pictures.
IN 2007 we had
coffee shop on the scene in the same modernised building that was
at one time the Lamb Hotel in Hospital Street.
The Aroma Cafe Bar opened up on
the remaining trade outlet at Chatterton House, next to Costa - at the
front of the building.
October 2007: Ginger and Pickles, in Mill
Street, was awarded membership status of the
United Kingdom Tea Council
- only the second outlet in Cheshire to do so.
March 2008: Harvey's in The Cocoa
Yard has a new owner and is
now called Libby's Lunches (right), Libby being the former manager of the shop
before it was sold. I understand that the Harvey's shop in Pepper
Street is under new ownership but retaining the name, as is Harvey's Bar
in High Street - which advertises "morning coffee". (See July
April 2008: I heard that Morrison's
supermarket was seeking permission to erect an extension to house a
coffee shop. How ironic when you consider that one of the first things
that Morrison's did when they took over the store was to close an
existing coffee shop and move the pharmacy and newspaper stall into the
in a store revamp. In the end, this didn't happen.
April 2008: An application has
been received to turn a charming house on the corner of Pillory Street
Pall Mall into a coffee bar and venue for meetings by local groups. It
has no parking spaces - just the Waterlode car park across Pillory
Street. (See later dates).
July 2009: Libby's Lunches is now a
children's shoe shop called Lollipops.
2010: The house on the corner of
Pillory Street and Pall Mall opened as Munundry's, a cafe and therapy
centre [See below].
April 2010: One of the last antiques
shops in town has become a coffee and tea shop. Not a cafe, Tea Leaves
and Coffee Beans in Hospital Street sells the beverages for making at
home. Michelle Rogers and Adam Wool opened the shop on Good Friday after
failing to find the tea and coffee they wanted in town. One of the items
on sale is a medium strength coffee called Dabber's Blend.
October 2010: Munundry's stopped
being a cafe and concentrated on the therapy side of the business.
November 2010: Relish coffee shop
opened in the former Bang and Olufsen audio visual shop in Church Lane. Relish
- tagged as "delicatessen,
coffee and fine wines" - is the third coffee shop on the ground floor of
Chatterton House. (See 2018 entry)
February 2011: It would seem that not
enough people wanted to buy special coffees and teas and make their own
at home. At least, that is one interpretation that could be put on the
fact that Tea Leaves and Coffee Beans is no longer in business on the
Hospital Street and the Cocoa Yard. Other businesses followed
January 2012: Munundry's is now a
May 2012: Lollipops, the children's
shoe shop (and former coffee shop) in The Cocoa Yard closed after
three years. It later became a ladies' hair salon.
Inglenook Tea Shoppe becomes Molly's Tea Shoppe when the Hughes family
relinquish their ownership of the business. Molly is the daughter of the
new owner. (See 2019 entry).
July 2012: Caffe Nero, the national
chain of Italian coffee shops, opens a branch in the former Reeds Rains
estate agency in High Street. (Reeds Rains now has a branch in Pepper
April 2013: A coffee shop in one
corner of the new Marks and Spencer Simply Food outlet in Beam Street
joins Nantwich's coffee premises. See this
Letter from Nantwich.
Also in 2013: Bloom sandwich
bar, etc, (including coffee, of course) opens in Pillory Street.
July 2014: We
lost one coffee shop - on the top (second) floor of Bratt's clothing
shop in Churchyardside - and a new one opened: Teresa's Ice Cream
Parlour in Oat Market. It lists coffee as one of several items it sells,
so it was included in the list of coffee shops! That
has since closed as a coffee shop.
Early 2017: Hilton's Cafe in
Beam Street closed. A number of different catering uses followed.
March 2017: A new coffee shop and
restaurant opened in premises opposite Nantwich Post Office in
Pepper Street. It's called Miss Marmalade's.
2018: Teresa's Ice Cream Parlour
closed and a barber moved in - for a while.
2018: Under new ownership, the coffee
shop and restaurant in Pepper Street, formerly called McCormick's,
took on a new name: 34 Pepper Street. Its name and address, of course.
2018: Relish coffee shop in Church
Lane became an Italian restaurant and kitchen with the name of Olea.
"Kitchen" is a popular name, or designation, on restaurants and pubs -
which presumably indicates that food is served. It can't be that you
have to wash up your own plates and coffee cups, can it?.
2018: After being called Gin and
for a while, the coffee shop on The Square is now called Square 41. (It
sells coffee, gin and more).
August 2019: A former green grocer's
shop is opened as a coffee shop - with a children's area. It is called
2019: Molly's Tea Shoppe (the only
teashop in town) closed following illness of the proprietors. To be classed as a teashop the cafe, etc, has to
sell a certain number of types of tea. In 2020 it was under new
management and became the Little Yellow Pig.
2020: Bloom changed its name to Bloom
+ Bo with a new designation of cafe and bar.
2020: Square 41 was on the leasing
market and in 2021 a notice on the front window said that was under
offer. In March, a notice appeared on the front window saying that a
ladies' boutique was due to be opened in the premises in April.