The St David’s Partnership has announced the launch of a new 1,133 sq ft café at St David’s Cardiff for speciality Welsh coffee company, Kin+Ilk.
Following a successful pop-up, the brand has secured a permanent site on Hills Street, adjacent to Hugo Boss and directly accessed via The Hayes, as part of their expansion within the region.
Kin+Ilk, meaning family and kind, is focused on providing directly sourced coffee from the producer, Finca El Corozo, in partnership with Clifton Coffee, whilst supporting the local communities in El Salvador. Locally sourced products from Welsh suppliers – including artisan bakery supplier Alex Gooch, The Chocolate Brownie Co., and Douglas Willis Butchers – are available as part of an all-day menu, serving up to 56 covers from breakfast to brunch or lunch, as well as a grab and go offer. All takeaway drinks and food are served in 100% compostable cups and packaging by Vegware.
Speaking on behalf of the St David’s Partnership, Colin Flinn, intu’s regional managing director, commented: “We are always looking to support businesses within the region and to provide a diverse offer for the St David’s consumer. The success of Kin+Ilk at the centre has proved there is an appetite for responsibly sourced and authentic products. We are pleased to have been able to provide Kin+Ilk with a new long-term location here at St David’s, and further support the ongoing success of local business.”
Haydn Darke, Director at Kin+Ilk, added: “We initially opened at St David’s for a Christmas pop-up, and soon saw the demand for our unique coffee and range of locally made products. We wanted a more permanent location within the destination, so we waited for the right unit to become available to complement our other coffee shops in Wales, and are pleased to have been able to open our doors and grow our business further at St David’s.”
Kin+Ilk officially opened to the public on Saturday 22nd August. This launch followed the recent opening of the global teen brand, Hollister opening a new-look concept design store on Upper Grand Arcade earlier this month.