Lillybets is the new café opening its doors in Lea.Advertisement
The new cuisine serves a wide selection of locally sourced food for both breakfast and lunch, along with tea and coffee.
Lillybets café offers ‘coffee, cake and company’ with a range of services available including catering, outdoor seating, takeaway options for children, groups, parties, walk-ins and table bookings.
The café was opened by Elisabeth Howarth, who used to work for large military aircraft manufacturing company yet always had a dream of opening a food establishment.
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Elisabeth and her husband, Phillip, looked at a couple of places and decided the former hairdressers was the perfect venue for a coffee shop as there was nothing in the area where the community could meet with friends.
Elisabeth said: “I’d trained on various other things outside of my normal job, massage beauty and cake decorating.
“I lost my mum a couple of years ago suddenly and she left me money so I thought why not do something I’ve always wanted to do and put her money to good use.
“So Lillybets was created. The name derives from a nickname I was called at work and also by husband is called Phillip so with me being Elisabeth and it was also the Queen’s nickname from her sister, it all seemed to fit perfectly.
“It seems to be going well and people seem to love the place.”
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The cafe has a ‘Beauty Room’ which is ran by Elisabeth’s friend and family member Lynn, who offers a wide selection of beauty treatments, especially holistic and podiatory.
You can follow updates on the cafe via the Facebook Page.
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