Paddy & Scotts cafe set to open in Colchester

Suffolk coffee company, Paddy & Scott's, has announced that it will be joining Colchester's new £28.8m Northern Gateway Sports Park, when it opens its doors on 26 April.

Paddy & Scott's, a brand that focuses on sustainability, accountability and first and foremost, serving great coffee, will be opening its first cafe in Colchester and offering a fantastic range of craft coffee, served up by a team of expert baristas.

Revolutionising the coffee world with its ambitious Kenyan Farm Project, which has formed a collective of coffee enthusiasts, each owning a tree on the estate, Paddy & Scott's ploughs profits back into the farm and its community of growers and workers.

Managing Director, Jon Reed commented, “We are very excited to be joining the Northern Gateway Sports Park when it opens in April. It's going to be a landmark destination for the region with some fantastic facilities. It's great to be a part of something that links to health, sustainability and well-being.”

Cllr Theresa Higgins, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, (pictured left) said, “We’re delighted that Paddy and Scott’s have chosen this great location to open their first café in Colchester and I would like to welcome them to the Northern Gateway Sports Park family.

'Their passion for health and sustainability perfectly complements what we want to create for Colchester at the Sports Park – a location to encourage healthy, active lifestyles.”

The Northern Gateway facility, which is located off junction 28 of the A12, is unique in Essex in featuring a 1-mile floodlit cycle track. The 76-acre sport and leisure facility also features a learn to ride facility and cycle pump track for children, alongside 3G pitches, grass rugby pitches, a multi-use sports centre, indoor cricket, badminton, and futsal.

Residents and visitors will also be able to enjoy a fitness suite, exercise and dance studios, an interactive velo studio and after a workout people will be able to meet with a friend and refuel with a craft coffee and treats at Paddy & Scott’s new cafe.