Gin & Bake concept heads for Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Schroder UK Real Estate Fundhas signed a deal to bring Coffi Co’s ‘Gin & Bake’ concept to Mermaid Quay, on Cardiff Bay’s waterfront.

Work has already started on fitting out the 4,157 sq ft waterfront unit – previously occupied by Carluccio’s – which also features a 732 sq ft external seating area. 

Gin & Bake Mermaid Quay opened for takeaway afternoon tea picnic boxes and freshly baked cakes alongside takeaway gins and alcohol from the bar, on Saturday 4 July 2020. 

A seated area in the live bakery and in the secret gin garden will follow as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow.  All tables will need to be pre-booked online and each booking will come with a two-hour limit per table. 

Once lockdown restrictions lift, Gin & Bake will be open daily and provide breakfast, afternoon teas and a freshly baked cake selection alongside a large selection of gins and other beverages.

Justin Carty, managing director, Coffi Co, commented:“We are very excited to expand our Coffi Co business and introduce our new Gin & Bake venue. We are bringing something new and very different to Mermaid Quay with our live bakery and new gin garden.

Harry Pickering, SREF’s head of UK Retail, also commented: “Gin & Bake is sure to prove a popular draw at Mermaid Quay.  We have always sought to have a number of strong local offers in the tenant line up at Mermaid Quay, complementing the national brands. 

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