Blueberry’s Cafe, most definitely a happy place!
This episode is about Blueberry’s Cafe, with so much to offer the discerning cake lover and great freshly prepared homemade food! With fresh coffee and teas, plus milkshakes, beer and wine. What more could you want? Plus the view is amazing, so there is something for everyone!
Claire and Liam Eede took on the Blueberry’s Cafe in Shanklin, in 2017. This conversation covers why they bought it, building a team and a wonderful hospitality business. Built on good recipes and homemade food, the cafe overlooks the channel; it has the most magnificent vista! Blueberry’s has a great vibe about it!! Claire has developed a wide range of over 150 different recipes for cake plus a wider menu the cafe offers so much to its customers.
In the first year was all about the family getting to running the business, including Mum and Dad! The cafe was a well-known spot for a good cup of tea and cake. Claire and Liam have made the business their own, weathering the difficulties of the first year of running the cafe. Adjusting to the pandemic and all that has ensued since then. They have built the business in to a thriving and popular venue! Added to that they recently won a Gold award in the 2022 Isle of Wight Awards run by Red Funnel Ferries.
Growing the team in the kitchen and the front of house team, they have found a formula that works for them. They used the time during Covid to be creative in how they met and served their customers’ needs, keeping them safe, and the customers are loyal to the cafe. The formula or recipe that they have for the cafe is working, and to listening to them, you would want to go there or maybe even work for them!
You can find out more about Blueberry’s Cafe by going to the website – Blueberrys Cafe
The next episode will be with Russ and Philippa Broughton, who took on the challenges the Adgestone Vineyard offered!
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