Coffee and wine bar group to expand with three new sites


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Notes, the group of coffee and wine bars, has announced plans to open three new sites across London in 2015.

It will expand to new locations at King’s Cross station and two in Canary Wharf, bringing its combination of specialty coffee roasting and a carefully crafted wine list to high-traffic commuter areas.

It follows the success of Notes in St Martin’s Lane and at CityPoint in Ropemaker Street. It also operates coffee carts delivering coffees in Borough Market and St Giles High Street.

The wine list is selected by Peter McCombie, a Master of Wine, ranging from familiar names to more unusual ones, aiming to sell them at a price that encourages customers to try them. There is a flat corkage charge of £8 over the retail price of all the wines when they are drunk on the premises.

Its first new location will open in St Pancras Square at King’s Cross station in early February. Alongside coffee, it will serve organic porridge and pastries for breakfast, fresh handmade salads and sandwiches for lunch, and light plates for supper with a glass of wine.

The next will open at Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Line station in mid-February, with a grab-and-go offering that is pared down from Notes’ usual full-service options.

Notes is then due to open at the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf, with its usual coffee and wine bar model, along with other new retailers in May.

Notes director Edward Halfon said: ‘We are extremely excited to be moving into these new locations. It is a great opportunity for us to broaden the reach of the brand and contact our core audience in the City.

“Great coffee has become a necessity of London and we take the quality of our product very seriously. We are confident that all sites will flourish and are looking forward to being part of such exceptional new development.”

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