“Crazy Cafe” has been chosen as the name of the new cafe, bakery and wine bar due to open in a few weeks time on Penarth Esplanade.
Work on re-fitting the premises – in the re-built £8,000,000 Beachcliff complex – is still in progress and there is to be a two-week period of staff training before the cafe opens for the first time towards the end of May.
The Crazy Cafe logo has – perhaps controversially – been produced in graffiti-style graphics .
However, as it’s been installed in one of the front windows of the cafe, it’s unlikely to run into the planning objections which the nearby “Shore” shop received when its proprietors applied to install a “driftwood” style sign on the exterior wall – a sign which eventually was permitted.
The cafe – which is owned by the Hayward Group is to be open from 8:00 am and will sell fresh bread and patisseries, coffee and tea and has applied for an alcohol licence and is aiming to become Penarth’s equivalent of Fortnum & Mason.
A top-of-the-range ice cream parlour is to be opened next door to the James Sommerin restaurant . Between the ice cream parlour and the Crazy Cafe will be the entrance to a planned new top-flight hotel .The new ice-cream parlour and the hotel development will follow the launch of the bakery and cafe in a phased sequence.