A vintage aviation-themed café bar, offering beer and cocktails, is set to open next month in Beverley in east Yorkshire.
The Cockpit Café has been developed by entrepreneur Lucie Mountain (pictured) who has more than six years’ experience in the food and drink industry after previously working for airlines, including cabin crew.
Drawing inspiration from the 1950s and Lucie’s passion for travel, the bar will serve food and drink from all over the world. To provide a feel of “escapism”, it will have vintage décor and staff dressed as 1950s-style “trolley dollies”.
Partnering with independent suppliers including Lincolnshire Brewing Company, Atom Beers and Stokes Coffee, The Cockpit Café will stock its own-brand coffee and craft ale.
In the evening, the café will transform into a bar, serving a range of alcoholic drinks including beer, cocktails, wines and spirits.
There will also be live music on a monthly basis to include 50s-style jjazz, swing, vintage singers and a “unique modern twist on the popular genres”.
Lucie has created jobs for 15 people from the local area and intends to employ further recruits in 2018 as The Cockpit Café makes plans to expand and “diversify its routes”.
She said: “I wanted to create a unique atmosphere which will differentiate The Cockpit Café from other food and drink venues in Yorkshire. With a background in food and drink and travel, The Cockpit Café is an accumulation of all the things I’m passionate about. Offering a high-end look and feel it is a destination to be seen, to be seen in.”
Lucia, who was previously marketing manager for Eastern Airways, also founded Crêpe Lucette in 2011, a vintage-themed street food vendor specialising in traditional French crêpes.
After a preview for friends and family, The Cockpit Café in Wednesday Market is due to open to the public on December 2 at 10am, with an official announcement by award-winning town crier Mike Wood and, in the evening, live music by vintage song vocalist Ruth Getz.