A POPULAR new cafe that offers a combination of delicious food and retro decor has made it onto an exclusive cool list.
Bank Cafe, in Parsonage Street, Dursley, opened on June 30 earlier this year, and has already been met with a great deal of success in the past few months.
The cafe was selected as one of 85 venues in the area by Rock the Cotswolds, an online campaign to show the hip side of the area. It was also chosen as one of September’s five selected “Rockers”.
Owned and run by business partners Amy Pain and Tom Burry, the cafe is full of unique design features and style that makes it stand out.
The cafe's place on the Rock the Cotswolds list came as a complete surprise to the pair.
Miss Pain, of Dursley, said: “We had no idea they were coming in so it was a real surprise to hear we had made it on the list.
“We haven’t deliberately tried to be cool. We’ve just used things that we’ve liked and it’s all come together.
“It’s good because it appeals to everyone. Older people may recognise items from their past, and young people may like something because it’s retro and unique.”
Mr Burry, also of Dursley, said they did not want the place to be defined by a singular theme or style.
He said: “Somebody came in recently and, after looking around for a while, said ‘I can’t figure out what statement it is you’re trying to make here’.
“That was perfect to me because we're not making a statement. We just wanted things taken from a range of different eras”
Food at Bank Cafe includes good breakfasts to eat in or takeaway, a range of home-made light lunches, snacks and teas. They also offer a range of coffee from Americanos to affogatos.
To read more about Rock the Cotswolds and see other entries on the list visit www.rockthecotswolds.com.
To get updates from Bank Cafe visit www.facebook.com/pages/Bank-Cafe/657496294305417.