THE owners of a café that recently won an award for being the best in Gloucestershire have told the Gazette that they are set to expand.

The Vintage Birdcage Cakery in Yate has become one of the most popular places to visit in the area.

Serving a range of food, coffee and other sweet treats since it opened in 2016, it has quickly established itself near the top of the café tree.

Owned and managed by Nicole Jones it has gone from strength to strength, now though it looks as though there are exciting things around the corner.

The café currently has seating outside and some indoors as well. Nicole then expanded into another room which was called the ‘snug’ to provide more space for customers during the winter months.

Now though it looks as though there will be even more space as Nicole revealed that another extension will be added.

“We are currently having a small expansion in two rooms upstairs,” Nicole said.

“This will provide more indoor seating above our popular little snug room.

“The hope is that this will enable us to accommodate more custom over the winter months.

“We believe it will be an adult only area, where our customers can chill, relax and enjoy the Birdcage’s food.

“Obviously, as well as our team, our customers are our biggest asset.

“Without them we don’t have a business, word of mouth is what we rely on and so we try very hard to keep our standards high and our customers happy at the Birdcage.”

The new room is expected to be available for customers after the grand opening that is due to take place at the end of this month or early September.

The café was originally only supposed to be a base for Nicole to continue making cakes to a high standard.

Nicole previously told the Gazette: “We thought maybe we would get some passing trade but it very quickly spiralled and all of a sudden things escalated into a full blown café.”