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Shot of espresso for local community

A COMMUNITY focused café on the Eastern Shore has expanded its operations after opening a new store in Rokeby.

Audrey Coffee opened in Rosny Park in January 2019 and has become a popular establishment for many locals.

The café is run by Peter Ladyman and Luke Wilcock who are both proud Lindisfarne locals.

They decided to open the new café after they heard that the current owner of Sideline was open to selling.

“Luke and I both live locally and wanted to continue giving back to the community by bringing delicious coffee to as wide an audience as possible,” Mr Ladyman said.

“At its core, Audrey Coffee is about amazing customer service, and delicious, approachable speciality coffee.

“We have both been so overwhelmed with the positive response we have received from the local community, and we love this side of the city so much that we thought why not open another shop in an area that needs it.”

The new café site will provide a number of benefits for people commuting to town from Rokeby, Lauderdale, Sandford and the South Arm Peninsula area.

“We are very lucky to have dedicated people around us assisting with the sale and negotiations as much as possible,” Mr Ladyman said.

“We will keep looking for opportunities to grow into areas on the Eastern Shore that need quality coffee and could support a good community focused café.”

Audrey Coffee has a great sense of community, and Mr Ladyman said they wanted every detail of a customer’s experience with them to be as warm and inviting as possible.

“We are very big fans of the Eastern Shore and want to see it represented better amongst the wider community,” he said.

The café sells branded merchandise, such as shirts and jumpers, that feature ‘Eastern Shore’ designs and themes through it, with there being a great response from locals wanting to represent their home.

The new café opened on 20 July at 1/27 South Arm Road, Rokeby.

Caption: From left, Audrey Coffee owners Luke Wilcock and Peter Ladyman. Photo credit: Ali Davis.