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Priti opens Café Bijou Coffee Shop in Coggeshall

Priti Patel MP, with proprietor Paul Long, cutting the ribbon to formally declare Café Bijou open.

Priti opens Café Bijou Coffee Shop in Coggeshall

Published: 16th July 2021 - 4:19 pm Category: Local News

The Café Bijou coffee shop in Market End, Coggeshall was formally declared open on Friday (9th July) at a special ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by local MP Priti Patel.  The Café, which offers hot and iced coffees, smoothies, bacon sandwiches, hot and cold lunches as well as a selection of cakes and snacks, provides for customers who want to eat in or takeaway and they deliver orders within a 5 mile radius of the shop.

Role reversal. Café Bijou proprietor Paul Long lets Priti Patel take a turn behind the counter.
Role reversal. Café Bijou proprietor Paul Long lets Priti Patel take a turn behind the counter.

During her visit, Priti met proprietor Paul Long and was briefed about the development of the Café and the plans he has for its future. She also took time out to enjoy a cup of tea and bought several different types of chocolate from the Café’s selection of unusual varieties.

Speaking after the opening, Priti said: “I am always pleased to see a new business starting up in my constituency and even more so when it involves the hospitality sector, which has had a tough time during the pandemic.  I wish Paul, his wife Lucie and Cafe Bijou every success and I shall certainly be following their progress with great interest.  I hope that local residents will make the most of this lovely new facility by giving it the support it needs.”

Paul Long said: “It was a great pleasure to meet Priti and I enjoyed talking to her about how my wife Lucie and I developed our Cafe and our hopes for the future. We are grateful that she was able to take time out of her busy schedule to give our business her support and to formally declare us open.”



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