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Customers at Willi’s Coffee Shop on Clayton Road, Jesmond will soon be able to enjoy alcoholic drinks at the newly owned and refurbished establishment after a licence was recently granted to serve alcohol.

Experienced operator Rod Davies, who ran Café 95 on Gosforth High Street for 5 years, took over Willi’s Coffee Shop in April and the café has since received rave reviews about the quality of the offering.

Acting on behalf of Rod Davies, Matthew Foster, Head of Mincoffs Solicitors Licensing Team presented an application to Newcastle City Council’s Sub Licensing Committee to allow the sale of alcohol between the hours of 11am and 6pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

The application was successful and was granted as applied for and Willi’s Coffee Shop will now be able include alcohol as part of its offering.

Owner Rod Davies said ‘We have carried out extensive refurbishments and have a fabulous new menu.  Willi’s is now a family business which we run with a passion for great quality food and excellent service.  The addition of alcohol will enable us to offer a more bistro style experience for our customers who will now be able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer with their meal.  The alcohol offering will be based very much around the food.’

Matthew Foster of Mincoffs Solicitors added ‘I have worked with Rod for a number of years assisting with licensing and training and have no doubt that he will make an excellent job of running this business with an alcohol licence.  He is an excellent operator.’

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