A COUPLE have opened a café in Worcester at the former Mac n Jac's site.

Edward and Nancy Little-Jones, both from Worcester, have opened a new café called Meeting Place in Friar Street.

The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter and another baby on the way, said they want to focus on the community and welcome groups to the café.

Edward, 34, who started working in the hospitality industry aged 15, worked at Malvern’s Mac and Jac’s previously.

He said: “The opportunity came about to buy Mac and Jac’s Friar Street which we jumped at because it’s something we’ve been discussing for three years now, having our own business.


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“We have another baby on the way in January so it’s possibly a now or never situation.

“Life can be tough at the minute so we’re trying to be optimistic and that’s exactly how we’re trying to run our business now.”

Nancy, aged 35, has designed the business’ website and the branding.

She added: “We have taken two members of staff on. We might look to take another person on come Christmas time when I go on maternity. We will definitely have a look at new staff later on in the year.

“We want to offer our space for community groups where people can come into a relaxed environment.”

The café opened on Tuesday (September 22). The food will be seasonally led and the couple will source their products from Worcestershire.

Edward said: “We are starting to grow herbs, so hopefully in about six months all our herbs will exclusively be grown in our garden at home.

“We’re quite health conscious too and we have a good amount of vegan dishes. We have a small menu but will be regularly changing.”

The children’s dishes will also be healthy. The café will also introduce ‘Meeting Place at your place’ where customers in Worcestershire can order food for an event for it be delivered to their home.