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Coffee with Art

  Category Coffee shop
  Address 82 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN
  Town Bedford
  Telephone 0 01234 325182
  Timings Weekdays 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
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About This Post

Coffee With Art was created in early 2013 by two friends Ian Tarvit and Michal Polak .
The business opened it's doors  to the public on 20th December 2013.
82 High Street was built in the 1870's. Our shop is the second oldest building in the High Street .
Originally occupied by T.P Clare & Sons watchmaker for nearly  90 years, the shop has seen a wide variety of uses from dry cleaners, video store to a recruitment agency.
The shop had a 1970's style shop front which had been showing its age in recent years. We linked with Bedford Borough Town heritage scheme and heritage lottery funding scheme to create new shop front  reminiscent of early days when T.P Clare & Sons the watchmaker ran his business. Using old archive photographs skilled craftsmen created  the "new" shop front . The transformation from old 1970’s style shop to what we see today has been tremendous. The interior was left  to Ian and Michal to add their unique stamp to the coffee shop as we see it today .
The shop has a warm relaxed feel to it, perfect for meeting friends to business meetings, with the lure of an extensive food and beverage menu to cater for all tastes.  Fantastic coffee, loose leaf teas, freshly prepared food, beers, wines and a selection of spirits to compliment our coffee. It’s the ideal place to unwind and relax.
The shop has some unique features which are now part of the fabric of the building, such as the wall of books and the "exploding Library". Local Art work is displayed and changed every few months to give a constant changing look to the environment.
The shop also offers free wi-fi, baby chairs, disabled access and disabled toilet.