Tea for two as cafe expands

Owner Tiffany Courtenay-Barrow  has opened a new harriets in cambridge'becky blows, Tiffany Courtenay-Barrow,patrick willmott, kayla wade,
Owner Tiffany Courtenay-Barrow has opened a new harriets in cambridge'becky blows, Tiffany Courtenay-Barrow,patrick willmott, kayla wade,
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A TEAROOM in Bury St Edmunds has expanded with the opening for a new cafe in Cambridge.

Harriets cafe and tearooms opened in Bury 11-years ago. Roger Courtenay-Barrow owns the business with wife Tiffany.

“We always consider ourselves as a Bury business, we have a passion for Bury,” he said.

“We have been trying to get into Cambridge for eight or nine years but probably the rent has scared us away.

“At the end of last year we had been looking at Bishops Stortford when we decided to pop in Cambridge on the way back – and found this unit. So it was part planned part luck.”

Now two weeks in, the new tearoom is trading well. Roger puts Harriets’ success down to its slower more welcoming approach.

The couple hope to open a third Harriets in Norwich but say it will be at least a year away.