Bury st Edmunds importer opens coffee, tea and cocktail bar

EXCITED: Rob Butterworth with his operations manager Nick Armitage at Guat's Up
EXCITED: Rob Butterworth with his operations manager Nick Armitage at Guat's Up
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A cafe/bar with an international flavour will be opening in Bury St Edmunds next week.

Guat’s Up!, at seven Guildhall Street, is the latest business venture of Moreton Hall-based speciality coffee roaster and tea merchants Butterworth and Son.

From 7am on Wednesday Guat’s Up! customers will be able to buy imported coffee and loose leaf tea to drink in or takeaway, while from midday selected cocktails, beer and wine will also be available.

It will open seven days a week and will stay open until 11pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Foods which are considered ‘accessories to drinks’ will also be sold, including doughnuts, pastries and grazing boards like cold meat, vegetarian and fruit platters.

Owner Rob Butterworth said he was excited to be revisiting his company’s roots as a retail outlet after having supplied ‘some of the best coffee/tea businesses throughout East Anglia for many years now’.

He has taken the name of his new business from an ‘amusing’ T-shirt slogan used in Guatemala, one of the many countries he imports coffee from.

He said: “I’m really excited - the response we’ve had initially on Facebook is phenomenal and I think a lot of people are looking forward to seeing it open and finding out what we’re offering.

“We’re focusing predominantly on the coffee that we import, and the loose leaf tea, and the cocktails and everything else is ancillary to that.

“We’re looking to be something a bit different - people will have to come and try it out,” he added.

There are a number of job vacancies for front of house staff. Anyone interested should email info@guatsup.coffee