Swedish-style coffee shop has opened in Harrogate with plans to roll out the concept across Yorkshire.
Known as Fi:k, the new coffee shop takes its name from the Swedish concept ‘fika. ‘Fi:k’ is a colloquial term for ‘café’ in Swedish.
The team has re-developed 1 Montpellier Gardens, a 1,078 sq ft mid-19th century grade II-listed building, which was formerly the home of furniture accessories business Covet, and, prior to that, a stove shop. The new venue has created eight jobs.
Former Grantley Hall marketing executive and Filmore & Union design manager Vicky Somerville has come on board as design and marketing director.
The coffee shop offer locally sourced products, with Leeds-based North Star Coffee Roasters providing a range of coffees, teas from True Tea in Harrogate and single origin hot chocolates from Kokoa. Jenny Wren’s Bakehouse in Whitby will supply artisan bakes.
Vicky Sommerville said: “We see Fi:k as a fusion of Yorkshire and Swedish ideas, the cafe will very much be about high-quality products, provenance and people.
“Increasingly, customers want to ‘shop’ local and the majority of our ingredients and produce will hail from the North of England, often from small artisan producers.”