Three generations of Simpsons have launched the new venture
Simpsons in Dundee, the city centre café and kitchen, is set to open its doors to the public on September 3 following a £65k refurbishment project, resulting in the creation of four new full and part-time jobs.
The award-winning business, known previously as Tea & Cake, was bought over by Andrew and Claire Simpson in 2015, who create homemade, quirky dishes with Caribbean, Mediterranean and African influences, inspired by years of travelling the world with their daughters Katie and Emma, who is head chef.
All dishes are made from locally sourced produce, with the help of Grandad Bill, who grows most of the vegetables on the menu in his nearby allotment using compost from the café, including all the coffee grounds.The couple decided to fully revamp the premises over the summer, working with a team of designers and architects to ensure the new look represented their family and passion for making great food, served in a stylish, relaxed setting, which could also be hired out for events.
“Everyone in the family has worked really closely with a great team of experts in their field to get the perfect place for us to be able to continue to serve great tasting homemade favourites and some quirky dishes too, in a stunning location, and now under our own family name.”
The revamp involved replacing all new fixtures and fittings, resulting in over £1,400 worth of furniture being donated to Forfar Resource Store, which is a long-running community enterprise that sells donated furniture to people on low incomes at affordable prices. The store also also has a close relationship with Angus Council, providing starter packs of furniture and household equipment for homeless people who have just taken up unfurnished tenancies.
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