Brand new café to open as part of Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion
An exciting new coffee shop will be opening as part of the attraction’s expansion which also includes new retail stores.
Cornerstone Coffee will be opening on April 12 alongside many businesses who are awaiting the government restrictions to ease.
Owner Richard Massarella is excited to open his first coffee shop here in Doncaster.
He said: “We’re focused on great service and locally sourced ingredients.
“I was brought up in the industry and I’m looking forward to opening a place on my own.”
Richard has always had a passion for food which comes from his mother who is Italian.
“I was always surrounded by food and it has been a huge part of my life,” Richard who is 29 and lives in Auckley said.
“So there has always been a passion and an interest in the industry for me.
“But I got into coffee just a few years ago and I’ve had a bug for it ever since.”
Richard and his team will be making fresh food on site every day and will be selling ethically sourced high end coffee.
The menu will include sandwiches on artisan breads, freshly baked pastries and cakes, salads, tarts and galettes.
The cafe will have an industrial feel with steel decor and a European influence.
There will be a semi open kitchen which will allow customers to see their food being prepared.
“It’s warm and welcoming,” he continued.
“We can’t wait to get people in here.
“Our goal is to make people’s day.
“Cafe’s are more than just a rest stop now - they have become a place where friends and family can reconnect after months or even a year without seeing one another.”
Richard hopes that his new business will be able to provide a location for loved ones to reunite whilst enjoying quality coffee.
Cornerstone Cafe is part of Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new expansion in which there will also be new retail shops including a store selling sweets and one specialising in children’s clothes.
But customers do not need to buy a ticket to the park to enjoy the cafe.