Good things come to those who wait…
We first revealed that 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters were planning to open a coffee shop in York in January 2020.
But then a certain pandemic intervened.
The good news, though, is 200 Degrees is now set open in June, in 68 Low Petergate, in the former home of LK Bennett.
The 82-seat shop will create 15 new full time and part time jobs. Director of 200 Degrees Tom Vincent says it’s been a long wait.
“This shop should have been open last April but we’re finally here and we hope our independent attitude and relaxed way of doing things will add to this fantastic area as everything returns to normality, whatever that is,” he said.
“We’re keen to join the local business community in York and support the thriving visitor economy in any way we can, possibly by treating some people to a coffee and one of our delicious vegan brownies.
“I’m also hoping to use my new joke about the shop being close to a shambles as many times as possible.”
Range of breakfasts
This is the 14th 200 Degrees coffee. Alongside the hand-roasted coffee there’ll be “food that’s freshly made in our kitchen every day,” said Tom.
“We’ll be open early for our usual range of breakfasts and concentrating extra hard on maintaining the high quality of our takeaway service.”
Tom and his business partner Rob Darby set up the company in 2012. The company has already announced two further openings, including one in The Hyphen Building in Manchester, for this year.
The new Low Petergate coffee shop will open in late June.
Opening times are 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm on Saturdays and 9am-5pm on Sundays (subject to Covid regulations).