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Birdhouse Cafe, Nottingham


Birdhouse Cafe, Nottingham


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The Birdhouse Café located on the corner of Middle Pavement and Weekday Cross, in Nottingham recently opened its doors with owner Dan Shaw present to offer a warm welcome to those who attended the launch evening.  Dan brings a wealth of experience from his background in retail; in particular for designer brands including Burberry, hence his intention for working with local independents in the retail sector, with the hope of bringing together local businesses to provide a cosy space for work and tea breaks, with free Wifi on offer, as well as USB charging points, they encourage you to want to stay as long as you like.   The café has a contemporary feel with artwork produced by local artists donning the walls and is in a fantastic location for ‘people watching’, with its large glass windows looking out across the popular Lace Market area of Nottingham.  Birdhouse Café’s ethos is really about supporting the local Nottingham business community, housing local produce such as Belvoir sparkling presses and juices, 200 Degrees coffee and delicious homemade cakes all sourced locally and bought to you under one roof.  They also have a no plastic policy and serve their teas and coffees in ceramic mugs in-house and encourage you purchase one of their reusable cups made from bamboo.  The Belvoir juices all come in glass bottles and they even sell’ canned’ water!


Commenting on the VIP event and the café’s launch, Dan Shaw, director of Birdhouse Café, said:

“When it comes to launch events, quite often it’s only the big names that get invited but we wanted to do something to show our appreciation for some of Nottingham’s unsung heroes - the people that go out of their way to give something back to the community. That fantastic spirit is something we are really passionate about at Birdhouse Café, not just for our customers but also down to the suppliers we choose to partner with too.

“We want Birdhouse Café to be a welcoming space for all and we’re really looking forward to working with even more local businesses and local talent to help them get the most out of Birdhouse Café, whether that be providing them with a space to sell their products or showcase their artwork on our walls.”

Birdhouse Café is open Monday-Saturday 8.30am-6pm. 

For more on Birdhouse Café, follow @TheBirdhouseUK on Facebook and Instagram.

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