Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened a second coffee shop in central Birmingham today.
Following on from last months new store in Liverpool, the specialist roaster will open a new 65-seater shop on Lower Temple Street that will bring 20 more jobs to the city. 200 Degrees also have a coffee shop and barista school on Colmore Row which opened in 2016.
200 Degrees was founded by Tom Vincent and business partner Rob Darby in 2012 and now has shops across the UK with further openings planned throughout the year.
Commenting on the latest Birmingham shop opening, Co-Founder and Director of 200 Degrees Tom Vincent, said: “The decision to open a second coffee shop in Birmingham was an easy one for us. With the Colmore Row shop being so well received, we knew it was the right time to open another, and its location near Birmingham New Street is ideal for everyone.
“Birmingham is only the second location in which we’ve opened a second coffee shop, and I think that’s down to the fantastic support we’ve had from our customers and the wider business community in the city, we’re very excited to contribute further to the fantastic food and drink scene here. As always, the 200 Degrees team have gone above and beyond to pull this together, and the new shop is in keeping with our style, and we’ve installed a split service area to best serve busy commuters and time-starved workers quickly and to our usual high standards.
“We look forward to welcoming those who know us, as well as new faces, whether they’re looking to swipe a coffee, or stay a little longer and enjoy a brew and a bite to eat in a relaxed, comfortable setting.”
As is custom for 200 Degrees, the staff will be serving freshly roasted coffee from their roast house in Nottingham, as well as iced tea, smoothies, and milkshakes. Moving beyond drinks, the shop will also be serving deli-style sandwiches, baguettes, salads and more.
Located in the former Midland Hotel, the new 1,830 sq ft premises retains many of its original Victorian period features, blending heritage and history with contemporary interior decor.
Steve Hewlett, Retail BID manager, said: “We are very pleased to welcome 200 Degrees to Lower Temple Street, they are a fantastic addition to the area offering our shoppers and visitors, even more, variety and choice.”
Opening times for the new Birmingham Lower Street Coffee shop are 6 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday, 8 am – 7 pm on Saturdays and 9:30 am – 6 pm on Sundays.