Cafe Aroma Burnham-On-Sea

A popular Burnham-On-Sea town centre cafe is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

Cafe Aroma in Burnham’s Adam Street has marked the milestone by completing a refurbishment that was formally unveiled on Monday (November 2nd).

“The cafe has a new modern look, with more space to enable social distancing and a repositioning of the serving area,” says owner Anna Penfold. “There are also new safety screens to ensure people can distanced.”

Cafe Aroma Burnham-On-Sea

“We had to get our head around the situation and adapt for the new times. While a new lockdown starts this Thursday, this time we will be able to stay open to offer take-away food. We had to close for three months during the first lockdown but things are different this time.”

Looking back at the cafe’s two and a half decades, she says: “The 25 years have gone by incredibly quick – they have been great times and I have lots of happy memories.”

“We have lots of regular customers who keep coming back and I thank them for their support. Some have been coming here since day one.”

Cafe Aroma Burnham-On-Sea

She adds: “We have an excellent team here – my business partner Kim Brown, who has been here 21 years; Karen Manchip, who has been with us 17 years; and Cynthia Pope, who retired in March after working for us for 21 years. We have a new member in Hannah Harvey who has recently joined the team.”

During the second national lockdown, the cafe will be open from 10am-2pm Monday to Saturday for take-away food.


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