Huge new coffee shop fills large empty unit at Banbury's Castle Quay Shopping Centre

Banbury has been chosen as the location for a coffee chain's 100th store - and one of its largest to date.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 12:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 12:25 pm

Coffee house Coffee#1 has recently opened at a large unit in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, with room for more than 100 customers.

The store has also created eight new jobs.

The opening marks the tenth store opened in the last 12 months and the ninth new opening since it joined The Caffè Nero Group in January 2019.

Coffee house Coffee#1 has recently opened at a large unit in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, with room for more than 100 customers.
Coffee house Coffee#1 has recently opened at a large unit in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, with room for more than 100 customers.

Coffee#1 opened its first store in 2001 and now operates across Wales the South West, the South Coast and parts of the Midlands.

Bruce Newman, director at Coffee#1, said: “100 stores is a fantastic milestone for us and a great achievement for everyone involved with the business.

"We plan to run the 100th Coffee#1 shop with the same ethos as the 99 that have preceded it, with a strong focus on our customers, great coffee and ensuring our stores are homely and welcoming.

"We have always run every Coffee#1 as a local community-based coffee shop where we want our customers to feel welcome and relaxed. The fact we’ve reached 100 stores shows the connection our stores and teams have with our customers.”