Brew Bar owner opens new Harrogate coffee shop
Jun 8, 2023
Brew Bar
Simon Somerville-Frost (right) and the team outside &… Harrogate

The owner of Brew Bar has opened a new coffee shop in the centre of Harrogate.

Simon Somerville-Frost, who has operated his original venture on St Winifred’s Avenue since 2018, opened the new coffee shop on Royal Parade this week under the name &… Harrogate.

&… Harrogate provides lunch and brunch as well as a wide range of coffees, pastries and bakes. It plans to transition to also operate as an evening bar in the weeks ahead.

It took about nine weeks to transform the former Gron building, which closed last year.

Mr Somerville-Frost said &… Harrogate was designed to look and feel completely different to Brew Bar, which has established a reputation as a community coffee shop in the saints area of Harrogate.

Brew Bar

Brew Bar

He said:

“We just decided to something totally different. It’s a completely different look from Brew Bar and a really nice space.

“It’s a natural evolution from Brew Bar. I didn’t want the space to look too ‘coffee shop’.We’ve gone for a quite darker aesthetic so we can transition easily into an evening bar.

“People feel comfortable in both environments and we are excited to get going.”

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