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Wrexham indie coffee shop recognition via ‘insiders guide’ inclusion

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 13th, 2017.

A Wrexham coffee shop has been featured alongside amongst the best in north Wales and the north of England in a new independent coffee guide.

King Street Coffee, located in the town’s bus station, is the only coffee shop Wrexham to be included in the latest ‘North and North Wales Independent Coffee Guide’. It’s joined only by Providero in Llandudno as the only coffee shops in the region to feature.

Now in its third year, the insider’s guide brings together 180 top quality coffee shops and roasters in north Wales and the north of England, all of which have been hand picked by the region’s leading coffee experts.

The invite criteria is strict: commitment to a high quality coffee experience, use of UK roasted speciality beans, two brew methods or two coffees available at any time and independent ownership.

Operated by brothers Phil and Andy Gallanders, King Street Coffee hit the ground running when it launched in April 2016.

Based in the Wrexham bus station, the compact shop was transformed into a modern coffee shop which quickly became a firm favourite for those visiting the town. Over the past 12 months the company has continued to grow, with King Street Coffee often supplying drinks to local events – including to the media room at the recent two elections!

Speaking about King Street Coffee making the guide, Phil said he hopes it shows a “genuine alternative” to the chain coffee shops in the town.

“It has always been a long term goal of ours to be in the guide,” said Phil.

“We’ve used the previous years lots when looking out for quality coffee shops to visit when we are out and about so to be included in the guide at our first attempt is a really proud moment for us.

“We hope this shows that there is a genuine alternative to the vast number of chain coffee shops in Wrexham.”

He added: “This is the first year that more than one coffee shop from North Wales has been featured and the official name of the guide has been changed to include North Wales. We think that this is testament to the growing food and tourism sector in the county.”

Their entry in the guide features pictures from Destination Manager Joe Bickerton, who praised the Gallanders brothers for what they have achieved in the past year.

He said: “It was brilliant to see some of my pictures published in the new Northern Independent Coffee Guide. Why? Because I know a couple of great guys who have put their heart and soul into a fab coffee shop.”

Their entry in the guide tops off the end of a busy few months for the brothers, who have recently launched their second shop, Bank Street Coffee, on you guessed it – Bank Street!

Although a similar offering to King Street Coffee, the new space allows the chance to host events, with several planned throughout the winter.

Two are already confirmed, with details below!

– Wednesday 20th Sept – Bookylicious Book Club 18:30 (Free to attend)
– Friday 29th Sept – Isabella Crowther EP Launch 19:30 (Tickets are £5 and available at Bank
Street Coffee)

Please visit Bank Street Coffee for more information on both events.

The guide will be available to buy in both King Street Coffee Company and Bank Street Coffee from Monday 18th September or is available to order now, here.

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