New coffee, juice and smoothie bar opens
PUBLISHED: 06:29 01 June 2018
A juice, coffee and smoothie bar has opened up in Congresbury.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, has created a Marconi bar to give visitors a new experience when visiting the hotel.
The café bar has been inspired by Marco Pierre White – as have the two restaurants on the complex.
Unsurprisingly, given his family’s roots, Marco has given Marconi an Italian flavour.
Marco said: “In Italy, coffee has developed its own culture and is part and parcel of daily life.
“The day is often defined by coffee rituals and that’s what we want people to be able to do here. A coffee is typically enjoyed with friends and that is what we want at Marconi.
“As a child I used to love visiting the gelato bars in my mother’s home town of Bardolino and I’ve always wanted to open a place where people can relax over a freshly brewed coffee or enjoy an ice cream.”
Marconi is open to members and non-members and is on the ground floor of theclub health complex at Cadbury House.
It will serve up a variety of drinks, including fresh coffee, smoothies, fruit juices and frozen yoghurts – otherwise known as yoggies.
The bar has a decked terrace so customers can relax outdoors on sunny days and evenings.
Jason Eaton, group director at theclub, said: “There are plenty of coffee shops about but they are usually part of a chain.
“The offer of coffee, juice, smoothie and yoggie is the perfect mix and is unlike anything else.
“Marconi is also more intimate and has been brought about under the close eye of someone who perhaps knows a thing or two about the Italian way of life.
“Kids will love the wide range of yoggies and those who fancy a little pick me up after a workout can choose from the wide range of juices.
“We’ll also be serving a range of patisseries and protein shakes.
“It’s going to be a really relaxing and fun place to be.”