Acclaimed coffee roasting experts, 200 Degrees Coffee, is the latest brand to join The Glass Works, in another exciting addition to Barnsley’s booming café scene.

The new 101-seat coffee shop, which will feature a stylish and bespoke fit out, will open on Cheapside at the entrance point to The Glass Works’ glass-covered shopping concourse. It will also boast an enclosed outdoor seating area for up to 25 people.

The coffee shop will create 15 new jobs and open its doors to the public on Monday 25 April.

200 Degrees Coffee, named after the unique roasting temperature, chosen by the company to achieve the perfect blend, was set up by Tom Vincent and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012. The partners had one simple ambition, ‘to serve the best possible cup of coffee to their customers’.

200 Degrees director, Tom Vincent, said: “We are thrilled to be coming to Barnsley and can’t wait to become ingrained in the community. We have already been blown away by the welcome we’ve had.

“We will of course be bringing our signature roast to Barnsley along with a wide selection of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options. Accompanied by cakes and pastries that we’re sure will be popular with the locals.

“I am personally quite excited at the thought of being able to sit down in a cosy corner of our shop, gazing out at the Kes statue through the window. What better way to enjoy a coffee than taking some time to reminisce on childhood memories?”

Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome 200 Degrees Coffee to Barnsley. It’s a brand with a strong reputation and will provide another great space for our residents and visitors to catch up with friends, and to take a break from working and shopping.

“With the likes of Coffee Boy, Falco Lounge, Caffé Botanico and more, the town centre’s café culture continues to evolve and I’m sure 200 Degrees will be another hugely popular addition.”

200 Degrees Coffee is just the latest big name to commit to Barnsley town centre, with both Nando’s and River Island opening to the public this month.