A quirky new coffee shop in Truro is not only offering a whole range of takeaway donuts but takeaway books too.
1652 – so-called because that was the year England’s first coffee house opened – is based in The Leats and has shelves full of books, which people can enjoy while they sup their Italian coffee and a eat a range of donuts (they’re spelling them the American way).
Customers can even swap books and take them away with them.
Owner Amanda Woodford said: “I believe that Truro is a ‘great little city’ and I wanted to give our great city somewhere to go and enjoy both coffee and donuts at the same time as free wifi, USB connection points at the tables upstairs and a great atmosphere.”
The coffee and donut house opened in April and has been supplying Truro with tasty treats and luxury Italian coffee, Caffe Carraro from the Veneto region, sourced by Cornish company Cornico based near Padstow.
She added: “We deliver locally on foot in Truro and can take payments on the go. We wanted to create a special place where everyone can come and enjoy a locally owned coffee house with a twist, a modern, edgy and relaxed feel to the place.
“Customers can take their coffee and doughnuts away or linger in our comfortable relaxed coffee bar upstairs in the sunshine (most days, of course).”
The venue doesn’t serve sandwiches or paninis but specialises in tasty sweet treats, doughnuts, cakes, muffins, as well as organic porridge pots, toast and crumpets for early birds.
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