After opening cafes in Framlingham and Bury St Edmunds, Paddy and Scott’s could be heading to your high street next
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A Paddy and Scott’s café could soon be coming to a high street near you.
The artisan coffee business, which was founded by Paddy Bishopp and Scott Russell, opened cafes in Framlingham and Bury St Edmunds last month.
They aim be the number one coffee brand in East Anglia and to have 20 to 30 coffee shops on high streets in the region within the next three years.
“It is all about finding the right location,” said Paddy. “When the Framlingham site came up we jumped on it straight away and the same happened with Bury.”
Hadleigh and Norwich are next on the list, with the sites already identified, and cafes in Kings Lynn and Lowestoft could be opening next year.
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“What people don’t realise is that we already have 55 branded cafes within business and industry,” he added.
“They have all done really well, so we know our brand can stand up against the high street chains.”
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The first high street Paddy and Scott’s café opened in Framlingham at the start of October.
“Framlingham is our home town, so we wanted our first one to be there,” said Paddy.
“We have a very loyal following there. It has gone really well so far.”
As well as being passionate about great coffee, Paddy and Scott are champions of locally sourced food.
“To have a really good food offering is important to us,” said Paddy. “We are living in a fantastic food region. Suffolk has some of the best food producers there are.”
“I have always been very passionate about the Suffolk food and drink scene,” he added.
At Paddy and Scott’s cafes you can expect croissants and pastries, bacon and sausage toasted ciabattas, and bircher muesli in the mornings.
Sandwiches, soups and salads are on offer at lunchtime, with cakes and muffins available all day.
Each salad and sandwich on offer includes a local food hero from East Anglia, such as Sutton Hoo chicken, ham bacon and sausages from Blythburgh Free Range Pork, smoked salmon from the Artisan Smoke House near Felixstowe and Stokes Sauces from Rendlesham.
The selection of drinks includes frappes and smoothies and Todd’s Suffolk Apple Juice as well as their high-quality coffee.
“We slow roast our coffee. We don’t burn the beans. But it is all about how it is made. There’s a real art to making coffee,” said Paddy.
“We work really hard with our baristas to make sure they know how to make a cup of coffee. Training has become a massive part of what we do.”
He added: “We want to be known for fantastic customer service as much as we are known for our smooth slow-roasted coffee.
“The difference between us and the national chains will be the whole customer experience – the coffee and food, the environment and the way they’re treated.”
For more information, go to www.paddyandscotts.co.uk