Kirkby’s Teacup cafe will cater for all

A new tearoom is opening in Kirkby – and it promises to cater for all, with traditional breakfasts and afternoon teas on the menu.

By Wayne Swiffin
Friday, 13th May 2022, 10:39 am

Kirsty Stevenson and Scott McIntyre are taking over a unit at the junction of Low Moor Road and Portland Street – and are calling their new venture The Tea Cup.

They say the premises, formerly known as Angie’s Café, will cater for all, offering breakfasts, afternoon teas, dessert platters, and themed afternoons. There will also be tea parties for children too.

Kirsty, who lives in Hucknall, said: “The opportunity came up and so we thought we would go for it.

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The Tea Cup is being opened in Kirkby.

“We have a couple of other businesses too at the moment so this adds to what we are doing.”

Scott and his mum will be running the kitchen at the premises, with another woman working there too.

They have installed new sinks, shelves and appliances, as well as a new ‘bean to cup’ coffee machine.

Kirsty and Scott have also signed up for The Tea Cup Allotment, where they plan to grow some produce for use in the café.

Kirsty Stevenson and Scott McIntyre are opening The Tea Cup cafe, a real family business.

As part of the work to bring the cafe up to date, Kirsty has been trying to source old photos of the premises.

She hopes to have a gallery of old photos to show what the shop, and the area, was like in times gone by.

As part of her research, she was put in touch with 101-year-old Stan Drabble, whose family was well known in the area as they used to run a newsagent on Low Moor Road, at the same spot as the new cafe.

In fact, Stan will be the guest of honour when The Teacup opens for the first time on Saturday, May 14.

Inside The Tea Cup.

Stan himself hit the news a couple of years ago when at Easter the lifelong Nottingham Forest fan was given a special delivery by the club of some Easter eggs.

Kirsty said: “We feel so honoured and we cannot wait to meet him and have a cuppa and a chat.”

The opening event will also see a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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The Tea Cup will have a gallery of pictures showing what the area was once like.
The Tea Cup will have a gallery of pictures showing what the area was once like.
Kirsty Stevenson and Scott McIntyre are opening The Tea Cup cafe, a real family business.