Ely foodies are in for a treat, with two shops in the same street opening their doors to the public for the first time this Saturday.
The Lemon Tree Deli is replacing the highly successful Allgoods of Ely, which shut its doors in Market Place in September, after owner Tracy Allgood decided to prioritise her work-life balance.
On Allgoods’ Facebook page this week, Tracy wrote: “After a very long time waiting for solicitors to do their thing, I’m thrilled to say that we’ve transferred our lease and that Debbie and Adrian will be opening the Lemon Tree Deli Cafe this Saturday.
“Please do like their page and support them as you supported me.”
The Lemon Tree Deli is a family owned deli cafe, stocking homemade produce as well as locally sourced items, including a large selection of local and international cheeses, charcuterie, locally sourced pies, crisps, soft drinks, beer, cider, wines, homemade cakes and chutneys and deli style sandwiches.
It will serve breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee, providing outdoor seating and a takeaway and delivery service.
“We take great pride in delivering a friendly and personal service to all our customers.”
Meanwhile Hand Crafted Cupcakes will be opening their doors the public for the first time on Saturday, selling a range of Christmas themed cupcakes from 10.30am to 1pm.
Owner Laura Abraham has been baked exquisite celebration cakes as Hand Crafted Cupcakes on a made to order basis for the past couple of years, operating from a dedicated cake kitchen at 38 Market Street.
The business’s Facebook page says: “We have been in Ely baking personalised special occasion cakes to order since 2014.
“Personalised cakes to order are still the main focus of the business, but people keep asking when we’ll open as a cupcake shop. So now we’re trying it!
“So please do come along and support us, try a cake, buy a cake, or just to come and have a look!
“We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”
There will be samples to try and free balloons for the first 50 children to come into the shop to celebrate its opening.
The Lemon Tree Deli is looking for a part time assistant to work from 10am to 3pm on a Friday. Extra hours may be available. No experience necessary as full training will be given.
To apply please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org