Lovely Rita’s Bakehouse announces opening date of new store with Puck & Pollen

Beloved vegan bakery Lovely Rita’s Bakehouse is preparing to open its first permanent shop, coffee bar and takeaway on Saturday 16th September, in collaboration with new coffee connoisseurs Puck & Pollen.

Lovely Rita’s Bakehouse has a welcome addition in new coffee vendor Puck & Pollen at their new, permanent home in Stag Works, Sheffield.

Up until now, customers have only been able to get a taste of Lovely Rita’s baked goods from other vendors throughout the city, at city market events or via an online Saturday order.

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But after a very successful first year, the bakery is now preparing to open the doors to an adjoining shop, where customers will be able to purchase a range of 100% vegan bread and pastries directly from the source, paired with a beverage from Puck & Pollen.

Along with perfectly brewed coffees, Puck & Pollen will have an array of hot and cold drinks available on the menu, from flower tea, kombucha and sodas, house-made chai to their own unique servings, such as biscoff, ‘notella’ or peanut butter lattes.

Drinks and baked goods will be available for takeaway or to sit in, with limited seating available.

The pair behind the businesses, Jim McGill Of Lovely Rita’s Bakehouse and Courtney Bordman of Puck & Pollen, both have over 10 years of experience respectively in their industries, as a baker and a barista/hospitality manager, and are excited at the chance to be working for themselves finally.

Ahead of the opening, Courtney said: “I have been hoping to open my own coffee shop for a long time but for one reason or another, the right opportunity has never appeared, until now.

“Jim and I met at a previous job and so already know we can work well together and have similar visions of what we hope to achieve by teaming up.’

lovely rita's bakehouse

Jim added: “I have been running as a wholesale business for sometime now and I have a great network of loyal customers and businesses.

“But I have been really wanting to open to the public as a shop too, and after speaking with Courtney, we found that we were both at a similar point in our careers where we were ready to take a next step and decided that a collaboration could be a great idea and beneficial for both of us.’

The shop and coffee bar is set to open on Saturday 16th September 2023, from 9am to 3pm, offering a variety of breads, pastries and doughnuts, coffee and other hot and cold beverages.

The first 50 customers through the door will also enjoy 50% of their purchases, as an opening day offer.

Lovely Rita’s Bakehouse and Puck & Pollen are located at Stag Works, 84 John St, Highfield, Sheffield S2 4QU.

Opening hours: Weekends 9am – 3pm, Weekdays 8:30am – 3pm.

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