Earlier this month, we turned 5! We opened our doors to Dandelion Coffee Shop in Mill Road, Stock on 4th February 2012. The business started out with John taking the reins, employing just 2 others to run the coffee shop with him. The staff numbers grew and now with the larger premises in the Square, Stock (the old ‘Pietros’), we now have Chef, Ben Matthews and Manager, Anna Huntley and her support staff with John and Mel still very much a part of the day to day running of the restaurant.
The business started off with a very small menu, with a range of paninis and sandwiches but there was an emphasis on John’s home made cakes, which soon became very popular. Our coffee became well known too as it was still quite difficult at that point, to find a nice coffee in the area. We spent a great deal of time sourcing the coffee machine and the blend and getting the best barista training so that we could serve our customers the very best coffee that we could be proud of. These days, now that we have a commercial kitchen, we have more of a bistro menu and a changing specials board of home made soups, salads and more. Our new menu is very close to being on the tables and this will include a Fixed Price Menu and more hot bistro foods, which will include starters, mains and desserts. This menu will include all the current favourites.
As we head into this year, we are excited about our new menu. We have some new staff on board, which has been extremely positive for the business and we are getting some great support from the village and beyond, with some people travelling some way to enjoy our lunch menu.
One aspect that hasn’t changed is the fact that we keep all our food at a high quality and if anything is not up to scratch we promptly deal with it. We never serve anything that we don’t consider the best and we pride ourselves on running a customer based business so that visitors come back again and again and are always warmly welcomed.
Come and visit us soon. Our number is 01277 829772. You are welcome to book a table for lunch or for one of our tapas nights. Please see our website for details. www.dandelion-burdock.co.uk.