A café in Yate is celebrating after winning an award for the ‘best café in Gloucestershire’.

The Vintage Birdcage Cakery is located next to Kingsgate Park, and offers a wide range of food and drinks, including beautiful cakes.

Now it has been recognised the best in the county at England’s Business Awards, beating seven other finalists to the accolade in Cheltenham earlier this month.

“We were all overwhelmed to be recognised as ‘The Best’ regionally and the team here work tirelessly to maintain the high standards that our customers have come to expect from us,” Nicole Jones, the founder of the VBC said.

“When we opened the café in Grooms House, it was on the basis of baking cakes to a high standard.

“We thought maybe we would get some passing trade for tea and coffee takeaways but it very quickly spiralled and all of a sudden things escalated into a full blown café.

“We all love what we do and we are always looking for new ideas to keep our menu and cake choice exciting, all of our homemade cakes are produced fresh at the café on a daily basis.

“The award is in prime position in the café and this reminds everyone of our incredible achievement in such a short period of time.”Our homemade cakes are all made freshly on the premises on a daily basis.

The café officially opened on the site in 2016 and has quickly established itself as a firm favourite in the area.

Because of the rapidly growing popularity of the birdcage, Nicole told the Gazette that she still ‘pinches herself’ daily.

“My first thought when it was announced was ‘is this actually happening?’.

“Then I just was so overwhelmed.

“I could not wait to share it with the team and my family, I still pinch myself daily.

“I would like to thank my very hard working and dedicated staff and of course our loyal customers who keep coming back and supporting us.

“Next to our team, our customers are our biggest asset and without them we don’t have a business.

“Without these two elements there would be no Vintage Birdcage Cakery and there certainly wouldn’t be an award.”