Rick Stein to open first speciality coffee shop

On 7 April, Padstow is to welcome a brand-new speciality coffee shop in a prime site in the middle of the Cornish harbourside town. Working with Cornish world-class coffee roasters, Origin Coffee, the Rick Stein Coffee Shop marks the arrival of the first speciality coffee shop in the area.

Spearheaded by Charlie Stein – director of drinks across all Rick Stein restaurants – the launch aims to bring Cornwall some of the very best, ethically-sourced coffee from the Certified B Corporation roastery, and its global producer partners.

Housed in the former Rick Stein Patisserie, the building has undergone a complete redesign by the family-owned restaurant group’s Directors of Design, Jill and Ed Stein.

A mason and carpenter by trade, Ed Stein has built a stained wood service bar with bespoke zinc countertop – complementing exposed brick walls and the modern, paired-back style of the shop. Wooden benches sit in the shop’s window-front overlooking the cobbled streets of Padstow, bringing a little LA cafe culture to Cornwall.

The Rick Stein Coffee Shop brings a simple menu of premium single-origin coffee selected by Charlie and Origin. Three single-roast coffees will be used for each of the core milk-based, black and filter coffees.

Championing exceptional quality, sustainably-sourced coffee, each cup will be uniquely influenced by the terroir of its origin, connecting drinker with producer. The house filter coffee will change regularly, working with the best in season, and white-based espresso drinks will be made using 1942 family-farmed Das Almas from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Sourcing milk from the local St Ives dairy, Trink, and using industry-leading coffee machine, the La Marzocco KB90 with inbuilt portafilter, will make the Rick Stein Coffee Shop a destination for some of the very best coffee in the South West.

Focusing on coffee-to-go, with a few tables for sit-in dining, the food menu will feature elevated all-day favourites.

Locally baked sweet and savoury pastries like Cinnamon buns from Truro’s Da Bara Bakery, Reuben bagels and sandwiches filled with Local crab, Cornish gouda, Pork and warm apple chutney and Clam chowder and crusty rolls. There will also be ice cream from the luxury soft-serve brand, Happy Endings.

The partnership with Origin Coffee is a natural fit, with two of Cornwall’s most established and long-standing food and drink brands joining forces to champion the best of the county. Founder Tom Sobey said, I’ve worked with Steins for many years and this new collaboration with Charlie has been incredibly exciting to work on.

'It brings together the very best in speciality coffee; an exceptional coffee menu, world-class machinery, talented baristas and delicious food all within a stunning coffee shop interior. It’s testament to Stein’s progressive vision.”

Charlie Stein said, “Tom and his team at Origin have been the perfect partner for our new venture. We’ve worked together for over 15 years already, and I’ve always been impressed with their unrivalled knowledge of and enthusiasm for great quality coffee.

'I’m extremely proud to be opening our first speciality coffee shop in Padstow and to be working with such excellent Cornish businesses.”