Cosy new coffee shop opens its doors in southside suburb

by Rachel Darcy

A new family-run coffee shop has opened it’s doors in a growing southside suburb, promising to deliver great coffee and home baked goods.

The Cosy Bean opened in Churchtown village last Saturday, and will be open from 8am until 4pm from Monday to Saturday each week. Located near the Elephant and Castle eatery, the coffee shop is owned by Churchtown locals and coffee aficionados Emma and Mark Davy.

Emma said that they chose to open the café in the bustling southside village because that’s where her and husband Mark live.

“We love good coffee and often drive to the other villages to try different varieties of coffee ,” says Mark. “As customers we have high standards, and we intend to meet those standards in The Cosy Bean.”

Coffee for the cafe is supplied by Roasted Brown, with the couple promising affordable prices for the drinks and healthy treats on offer at the store. Aimee Ryan, formerly of Fodder, will serve as head barista, overseeing operations at the coffee shop. The cafe is also dog friendly, and supplies a range of vegan treats as well.

Opening a business in the middle of a pandemic could be an unnerving prospect but Emma believes that the problems bring their own opportunities.

“We feel people have time at the moment to mingle in their local suburbs,” says Emma.

“Suburbia is growing. Churchtown is growing with additional apartments and residents moving into the area and, with the coffee shop now becoming the new pub, we feel that a cosy coffee shop, offering good quality coffee and tasty homemade pastries, has a home in Churchtown.”

“We came up with many different names and ran through them all, but we settled on this one because the site itself is small and in a cosy corner of the village.

“We believe the community spirit of Churchtown is growing and we would like to be some small part of that.”

The Cosy Bean is located at 92A Churchtown Road Upper. For more details, visit the Cosy Bean Facebook page or their Instagram.

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