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New Cardiff coffee house

Coffee Continental

Coffee Continental

Coffee  Continental, a delightful independent, family-run coffee house and bistro will open in the Castle Arcade in Cardiff’s city centre on October 17.

The launch event runs from 6pm-8.30 and features tasty nibbles, champagne, live music and the finest coffee.

Esther and George Apoussidis, the husband and wife team behind the new business, will draw on their international background to provide beautiful cakes, delicious savouries, a wide range of fine coffee, and a choice of wines at Coffee Continental.

George, who is Greek, and Esther, who was born to a Welsh father and German mother, already run a hugely popular sister establishment in Blackwood.

“I inherited a talent for cooking and baking from my mother,” Esther says.  “People I cooked for always said this food is so good you should open a restaurant, which is how the business launched.”

“We identified a gap in the market in Cardiff for somewhere serving truly unusual speciality cakes, as well as a comprehensive range of coffee and hot chocolate options, inspired by the famous Austrian coffee houses,” she adds.

“We also have our “’Panini of the World’ concept  where you can choose from 26 country-themed fillings.”

Coffee Continental is also the sole cafe outlet in Wales for the prestigious Davidoff brand.

“Our aim is create a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the the cafe,” Esther adds. “The building, which is in the historic Castle Arcade, has loads of character, and we have invested heavily in refurbishing the building sympathetically and tastefully.”

The business has invested a five-figure sum in the refurbishment of the premises and business development, via a SIPP investment process.