In June 2018 we had an idea, we wanted to create a comfortable coffee shop with homemade cakes. After a few glasses of wine and lots of ideas, Koffee & Cake was created.
Our shop opened on Boxing day 2018, what a day to begin our journey! The hunt was on and Pershore was full, as was our shop. It was a rocky start with lots of help and support from family & friends but we made it. This is how our shop looked for the first 18months.
As well as offering a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, we also stock our very own homemade cakes.
We are self taught bakers (with a little help and inspiration from our Mums and Nan/Oma) we love baking and trialling our very own recipes to creates cakes and bakes for you to enjoy. From sponges to brownies we provide a range of over 30 treats every weekend.
Whether you're stopping for your morning coffee, cake, or an afternoon snack, we've got you covered!
After searching online for a roaster, not too far away and independent we found Wogan Coffee. Established in Bristol in 1970 by Mr Brian Wogan, a family owned business with a production facility located in the heart of Bristol and another base in London. We visited the roastery and instantly fell in love. The smells, the taste and the amazing family spirit sold us. After tasting different styles and tastes of coffee we decided on organic fair trade Honduras. A clean and smooth coffee, with bright acidity, mellow body and a caramel finish. A very sweet espresso, with notes of butter, praline and golden syrup.
So who are we?
Friends for over 8 years, met whilst working together at a salon. Here Amy was already a hairdresser and Laura joined the team as a beauty therapist and since then Amy has not been able to shift Laura. If you know then you know! After deciding current jobs just weren't cutting it, Koffee&Cake was created. After learning from our Grandparents and Mums how to bake we decided that was the route to go.
After learning more about Covid and realising the inevitable was coming, we were put into lockdown. Luckily a local company bought our stock of cakes for that weekend and they were donated to a local hospital and nothing went to waste, then we waited to find out our next steps and hoped we would survive.
After deciding we could no longer sort our food cupboards and clean our houses we decided to set up a delivery service and started baking again!
That is how our business changed...
Once we realised how much people had missed our coffee and cakes, we decided we had to re open the shop but within the latest guidelines. That's when our favourite DIY man came up with our hatch and we opened, serving from the door. With queues down the road we knew we knew we needed more and our cake menu grew each week. Eventually we were able to open the door and allow people in the shop, remaining as a takeaway only we grew our business. We then started wholesale, got our little unit for a kitchen and finally had our seating back...