Two special customers were given the opportunity to officially unveil a new extension at a popular cafe in Yate.

The Vintage Birdcage Cakery announced plans to expand their cafe earlier this year and the owner Nicole Jones designed 'The Aviary' along with the help of Emily Ball.

She decided to offer her customers the chance to cut the ribbon today (October 19).

Regular customers Carol and Les Blackwell were selected after a competition where people who spent over £10 in the cafe were given a raffle ticket.

The winning ticket was then selected at random and given a free afternoon tea for two in the new section of the cafe.

Nicole said at the opening: "Thank you to all of our customers for coming to the opening of The Aviary, it made me so happy to see so many of our regular customers here.

"Les and Carol are so deserving as they have been coming in to the cafe since we opened.

"It is so nice to be able to give something back to loyal customers that have helped this cafe a success and continue to provide for the community."

Les and Carol thanked Nicole for letting them be involved with the official opening.

"We have been coming to the cafe since it opened," they said.

"It is a nice place to come to regularly. The staff here are so lovely and friendly, some of them have great singing voices as well.

"It's a lovely feeling and a nice touch as we have known Nic for a long time and it is nice to see how successful this place has become."

Nicole's mum Rosemarie Hughes was also at the event and expressed her delight at her daughter's success.

"There are no words for me to describe just how proud I am of what she has achieved," she said.

"She is amazing and I am so pleased for her and her whole team here at the cafe.

"They all work so hard and all contribute to the Birdcage."