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Introducing Arrietty, new coffee shop & retail space from the family behind Harry’s Exeter

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23 Jun 2023
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Introducing Arrietty, the brand new coffee shop and retail space from the family behind Harry’s Restaurant.

Arrietty, a small but perfectly formed coffee shop and retail space on Longbrook Street will open to the public on Tuesday 27th June. It’ll be a one-stop shop for delicious coffee and cookies where customers can also find beautiful flowers and other small gifts.

Whilst being a large part of Harry’s Restaurant for over 10 years, Zoe Beardshall is one of the known but never seen, amazing chefs. Working and learning alongside her mother and the owner of Harry’s Restaurant, Samantha Pounds.

Zoe will be joined at the helm by General Manager, Robynne Jurgens who began her hospitality journey with Harry’s around 10 years ago. Robynne will handle the day-to-day running of the coffee shop under the watchful eye of Zoe and Samantha.

Meaning dainty and gorgeous, Arrietty is set to be a relaxing, modern coffee shop and has been in development for the past year. It will follow in the footsteps of its sister venue and will feature a number of local businesses.

Coffee will be made by Robynne using Origin Coffee‘s Beija Flor coffee beans which will also be available for purchase. This coffee has been selected, not only for its great taste but also for its story. The blend was created by four extraordinary women, highlighting a collaborative spirit and celebrating the growth of female producers, something very close to the heart of Arrietty.

Arrietty has also forged a partnership with Stowford Farm Flowers and aims to stock fresh flowers daily. The farm is located a stone’s throw from Zoe’s grandparent’s home in East Devon, where flowers are grown locally and will be hand-picked for delivery to Arrietty. 

As well as all these little things, a trip to Arrietty might include freshly baked pastries, grilled cheese sandwiches, melt-in-the-middle cookies and the famous Harry’s Brownies, handmade by Zoe and Sam.

Zoe Beardshall says:

We are very excited to open the doors at Arrietty and welcome everyone to experience our new coffee and retail shop. We can’t wait to share our passion for the little things and create memorable moments for our customers.

The grand opening of Arrietty is scheduled for 27th June, when the doors will open to Exeter residents. Whether you’re dropping by for a morning coffee, a quick bite during lunch, or a sweet treat in the afternoon, Arrietty promises to brighten your day.

Image: L-R Samantha Pounds, Zoe Beardshall and Robynne Jurgens

Facebook: Arrietty / Instagram: @arrietty_exeter

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