Take a look inside new dog-friendly brunch spot Artel in Norwich
Norwich coffee shop brand Artel has opened its second branch in the city in the former home of Pandora’s Kitchen.
Kieran Harper opened the Wensum Street branch in 2015 and with just six seats it was designed to ‘encourage conversation’ between strangers.
Mr Harper and new business partner Nicole Mitchell have now opened the second Artel in 67 London street with seating for 60 over two floors.
The cafe has a heavy focus on design and all the furniture was made by Mr Harper.
Artel serves a range of coffees, cakes and world brunch with dishes such as a breakfast burrito and a baked eggs shakshuka dish.
The eatery is also dog-friendly and there is snacks available for your four-legged friend too.
On the third floor, there is a design studio run by Miss Mitchell and they also plan to showcase local artists.
Mr Harper said: “The word Artel comes from prerevolutionary Russia and artels were communes or groups of people that lived and worked together that would live under one roof and trade skill for skill.
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“Our idea is to bring it forward into 21st century as well as utilising cafe space and creating somewhere people can come together and work.
“The studio will provide a platform to bring creative minds together.
“We offer a diverse menu and it’s dishes that will set you up for the day rather than stuff you and leave you lethargic.
“We have tried to replicate the calm and sociable vibes from our smaller shop in Wensum Street which encouraged conversation with people who had never talked before.”
The store, which also sells a range of homewares, was made possible by a Crowdfunder campaign which raised £10,000.
The cafe was owned by Pandora’s Kitchen until early 2017 when it went into liquidation.
It was then replaced by 67 London Street bistro which shut in December. .
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