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Coffee shop celebrates first birthday

A coffee shop, which focuses on parents and their children in Yateley, has held a party to mark its first year in business

At the Little Shop of Coffee party: Cath Davies-Gray (L) with Katie, Jess, Tom and Maisy

Face-painting, poster making and, above all, cake eating were enjoyed at a coffee shop’s first birthday party.

Families flocked to The Little Shop Of Coffee, in Yateley on February 15 to mark one year since its doors officially opened. Owner Cath Davies-Gray wanted to thank all those who have supported her efforts over the past 12 months.

She said: “The children loved the different activities that were on, including the face-painting and cake-decorating. It was lovely to see a lot of our regular customers come in to support us on Saturday too.

“We had a great day and we were all really tired at the end of it, including the children. I have had some really lovely comments on our Facebook page since Saturday wishing us well for the next year.”

From 10am, children got their hands sticky by decorating cakes in jellies, Smarties and chocolate sprinkles.

Cath Davies-Gray and Annabella at the Little Shop of Coffee

They then had their faces painted, took part in a design-a-poster competition and finished off the day by making paper aeroplanes.

The coffee shop, just off Reading Road, often attracts young families as it has a play area for children and tailors its menu to after-school snacks.

Mrs Davies-Gray decided to open the shop last year following her difficulties in finding a suitable café in the area to take her kids to after school. She now runs regular story time and arts and craft sessions for parents with young children, and all of the cakes and tray bakes sold off the counter are homemade.


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