Birmingham-based Yorks Café and Coffee Roasters is marking its 10th year anniversary by opening a fourth establishment and its second in Stratford-Upon-Avon, at Bell Court, on Wednesday 10th August.

Yorks is opening at Bell Court on the day it launched its first Birmingham café in 2012 and to mark the legacy is introducing a completely different offering, with all day dining from 8:30am to 11pm, with global food made locally, served until 9pm.

Yorks, which is renowned for serving an exquisite brunch menu, is expanding its offering to also include food which has history, integrity and often an adventurous travel story behind it and will include dishes with inspiration from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East to name a few. The menu, as well as its famous brunch items, will include a mix of delicious small plates including Bengali Fritters, handmade sourdough pizzas, including the Shawarma Lentil Pizza and authentic larger plates which includes Bunny Chow and Tahini Crusted Aubergine, as well as a set of delectable desserts.

The premises will also have a drinks license and will have an extensive drinks menu from coffees and travel inspired drinks such as the Ruby Sahlab (ruby chocolate, rose water, pistachio and rose sugar) to cocktails and natural wines, and beer from its partnerships with Birmingham businesses, Wine Freedom and Attic Brew.

The new premises will be bringing around 30 new jobs to Stratford-Upon-Avon. This will be the second Yorks Café and Coffee Roasters to be opened in Stratford and the fourth overall, with the other two being situated in Birmingham. The first in Stratford, is situated on the High Street and this opened four weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic.  While many thought it would have been disastrous for the business, the café went from strength-to-strength providing residents with their takeaway coffee fix.

The all-day cafés are soulful eateries and have travel inspiration at the heart of the design. Each Yorks has a colour palette of neutral tones with a mix of textures and materials, including wood, stone and steel, empathetically designed to create a relaxing space. Each café is also full of plants and green foliage to help the wellbeing of its customers.

Simon Ford, owner, commented: “We are really pleased to be opening a further Yorks in Stratford as we continue to build a bold, but responsible café & restaurant business, never diluting our soul or personality and having a lasting impact on the people we touch and the environments in which we live.

“Each café aims to celebrate the diversity of our customers, and this is reflected in our global food and the empathetically designed cafes. When we found this new location, we were inspired to take our café culture to the next level and introduce all-day dining – and we really hope our customers enjoy it.”

Paloma Lindfield, manager of the new café, commented: “We can’t wait to open the doors to our second café in Stratford to mark our 10th anniversary. We hope everyone likes the new Yorks offering, as we are here to help create new, lasting memories though soulful, travel inspired food and drink, authentic ‘human’ service, and incredible spaces.

“We do still have some roles to fill, including a chef position, so please get in touch if this is something of interest.”

As part of its expansion plans, Yorks is also opening a further all-day café in Paradise, opposite Dishoom, in the autumn of 2022 and will bring approximately a further 50 jobs to the city centre.

To book a table at Yorks at Bell Court or to find out more about the vacancies visit https://yorkscafe.co.uk/

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