A coffee shop is set to expand in Aylesbury, allowing two entrepreneurial brothers the chance to realise a dream.
The One4Six coffee shop, run by brothers Nick and Giuseppe Iannelli, is located in the Hale Leys shopping centre, and it re-opens for business on Saturday following a £200,000 makeover.
The brothers have been running the shop in Hale Leys for four years and when 1,200 square metres of additional retail space became available next door they ‘saw it as a great opportunity for expansion’.
The coffee shop is located over two floors and will contain an in house kitchen facility to enable food to be prepared daily on the premises.
The gourmet menu includes a range of speciality teas and coffees, baguettes, wraps, paninis and soup plus artisan cakes and pastries.
Bottled beers, a selection of wines and Prosecco are also available.
Opening times are 7am to 10.30pm with hot food served all day and early bird offers available daily.
In true Italian style, One4Six will also operate a traditional ‘ice cream parlour’ within the café complete with a full range of artisan gelato all made on the premises.
The ice cream is made from fresh milk and sugar and is flavoured with natural ingredients including real fruit pieces.
Giuseppe said: “The ice-cream should be quite a draw as there is no one else in the town that offers artisan ice cream, despite the fact that there is a large Italian community in the area.”
The menu will change weekly and there will be eighteen flavours available including more unusual options such as pistachio, hazelnut and fiore di latte.
Giuseppe added: “We also have an outside terrace with seating which is adjacent to the children’s play area.
“This means that parents can enjoy one of our barista coffees or paninis knowing the kids are happy and safe.”
To mark the opening, customers will be offered free taster samples from across the menu, plus there will be free face painting and balloons for children.
There are also plans for a special guest to drop by to mark the opening.
Father Christmas will be at the site from 11am until 3pm giving out free ice cream.
Nick said: “We are very appreciative of our existing customers who have always been very loyal to us.
“Old and new customers alike are very welcome to come along on Saturday and sample some of what’s on offer.
“We hope to see as many people as possible who may just appreciate the opportunity to take a break from the Christmas shopping.”
The brothers operate a second shop in the town which is located at Aylesbury train station plus two other sites across the county.