This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Search ITCM

Sales increase at Aspretto Café in The Apex 

Sodexo Prestige, a leading catering and events company, opened its doors in January to the new Aspretto Café located in the main entrance of The Apex Building in Bury St Edmunds.  Last week the café has opened a new seating area outside the building, which has seating for up to 48 customers, driving a 35% increase in sales for the week.

The Aspretto cafe uses coffee beans which are well known for their unique aroma, flavour and acidity. Not only is the coffee of the highest quality but clients can rest assured that a positive impact is created in all of Aspretto’s communities. The coffee is  Fairtrade which guarantees farmers a good wage for their beans; Rainforest Alliance ensuring that natural resources are conserved and wildlife protected in the beans’ cultivation; and organic which restricts the use of potentially harmful artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

In addition to the premium tea and coffee, the café serves customers a range of freshly made food options including sandwiches, baguettes and wraps with different varieties of filling such as Dingley dell Suffolk ham and homemade piccalilli; free range double egg and cress; and chicken, slaw and barbecue jerk sauce plus a selection of fresh fruit, snacks and home baked cakes. All the sandwiches are freshly prepared on site and each morning a selection of pastries including muffins and cookies are on offer.

Richard Wheeler, account director for sports and leisure for Sodexo Prestige said, “We opened the new outside space last week and due to the great summer weather we have been having we have seen a big increase in sales.’’

Councillor Sarah Stamp, St Edmundsbury Cabinet Member for Heritage, Arts and Culture said:  “I’m delighted to see that Sodexo’s successful café is extending out into the square where it will be a very welcome addition to the Arc, bringing even more colour and vibrancy to a popular part of the town.  We wish them every success with the expansion.”

The café will be open Monday – Saturday from 8.30am – 5.30pm and on Sunday from 10.30am – 4pm

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn