Deja brew! There’s a new coffee shop in Uppermill to go Wilde about

NESTLED between two of Uppermill’s long-standing pubs is the newest addition to the High Street’s social scene.

Weaver and Wilde coffee shop, tucked between the Waggon Inn and the Granby Arms, opened its door at number 30 earlier this month.

Cal and Thomas

It may seem owners Thomas and Cal Rowson-Codd have moved into an already crowded marketplace.

Indeed, Kobe Coffee, set up by England rugby union star George Ford and brother Joe is scheduled for a December opening three doors down.

But the Greenfield based duo are confident Weaver and Wilde is set to carve out its own niche for the betterment of customers and the area generally.

“High street retailing is probably changing faster than at any other time in living memory,” says Cal, bringing nearly two decades of experience in the food and drink to bear on the new venture.

“More people are dining out, drinking, sharing more social time with friends as well as working remotely and being much more field based.

“We know a lot of people round here in business and we are not looking to come in to compete.

“What we want to be able to offer and the feel we give is slightly different to what everyone else does.

“And there is a buoyancy in the village. Certainly, when events are on – which is most of the time – visitors struggle to get food and drink because everywhere is full.

“That is testament to the quality of the tourism and everything we have on our doorstep that draws people in.

“Besides, healthy competition can only be good. It means we will all find our niche, we all find our client bases and it will drive up the standard of what we are offering.

“We have also created 10 jobs, for some their first jobs, which previously weren’t here.

“We knew what Kobe were doing so it wasn’t a shock to us. We also know the guys at Caffe Grande Abacco well.

“They came to the launch and were thrilled for us which was nice and important to us.”

Laid out over two floors in a building previously occupied by Jaszy Pipkins, Weaver and Wilde offers a convivial and warm welcome for its customers. And their dogs.

There’s definitely more to this inviting bolt hole than its excellent coffee and appetising menu.

But there are pastries from 7am through to breakfast offerings (no fry-ups) and further on to healthy and tasty lunch and afternoon dishes, including W&W’s version of Poke bowls, until closing time at 5pm.

There are meat and cheese platters, smaller, tapas style portions for those with smaller appetites supplemented by Vegetarian and Vegan options.

Up to 80 per cent of produce sold and supplied comes from within a 25-mile radius.

Also check out the free Wi-Fi, a turntable with vinyl offerings, roaring fire, top floor chill out room offering book exchanges. There is also a substantial sized rest room with baby changing facilities.

For the four-legged friends in your life look out for dog towels, water station, doggie treats and other dishes. Little wonder the couple’s 12-year-old retriever cross, Brea, is a regular visitor.

“Thomas and I have lived in Greenfield for seven years and we love the area and we love the people,” explained Cal.

“For a few years we have been looking for the right project. Corporate high street is very demanding which is good for paying the mortgage.

“But when you look at your core passion and where your values align, you realise it isn’t necessarily what you want.”

One Reply to “Deja brew! There’s a new coffee shop in Uppermill to go Wilde about”

  1. Lovely atmosphere, really nice people..
    Like having a warm blanket welcoming when you visit.
    Real assist to the village, and excellent coffee and happy smilies!

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