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Co Down coffee shop brand opens second outlet

Owner Matt Towe pictured in the new Cargo Coffee outlet in Holywood

A POPULAR Co Down coffee shop brand has launched its second outlet, creating seven new jobs.

Cargo Coffee, the brainchild of Belfast Giants star Matt Towe, has opened on High Street in Holywood, adding to the existing drive-thru base in Bangor, which opened last year.

The new sit-in eatery has taken on the café within Ferguson Flowers and specialises in artisan coffee sourced from Belfast-based roasters Bailies. There is also an emphasis on homemade food, which is prepared daily by

head chef, Andrew Provan, formerly of Deanes Meat Locker.

Mr Towe said it is an exciting time for the business after opening a second outlet within 12 months.

"We set out on a mission to bring specialty coffee and high quality, convenient food to the masses, and expanding our business to include the sit-in eatery will hopefully allow us to achieve this," he said.

“Like us, Ferguson's is a local brand striving to offer people a quality customer experience, so it felt like the perfect fit to partner with them.

“Our new Holywood outlet shares the same values and ethos of our drive-thru, delivering top-notch coffee and brunch combined with superb customer service. We're also thrilled to have Andrew on board, and he is leading the way in curating a menu that will hopefully provide the people of Holywood and beyond with a taste of something different," Mr Towe said.

A total of seven jobs have been created at the new Cargo Coffee, three of which are staff from the former Ferguson Flowers café.

Michael Ferguson, owner of Ferguson Flowers added:

“We initially opened our Holywood store in May 2018 with a unique combination of coffee and flowers. Since then, business has been booming and whilst we now focus on the flowers, we're delighted to hand the reins over to Cargo Coffee. We've been a fan of this brand since it opened and we're confident our existing and new customers will love what they bring to the shop.”

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