Southend is set to house a new cafe and wine bar


Café No.11 will move to a site near the High Street in the coming months, following the success of its first branch in Rayleigh.

The Southend Restaurant will be open for breakfast and brunch during the day, before becoming a wine bar in the evening.

A spokesperson for Cafe No. 11 said they were honored to be able to open in the newly crowned city.

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They said: “Opening a second location is hugely exciting for us and we are really excited to bring our style of food and menu to Southend.

“We already have a lot of Southend-based customers at our cafe in Rayleigh, so hopefully we can bring the No 11 experience to many more people.

“Being located in the town of Southend is a very proud moment for us.

“Navigating the business through Covid has been difficult, but with the incredible hard work of our team and the incredible support we’ve received from our guests, it wouldn’t have been possible without them.”

The owners of Cafe No.11 have yet to reveal the exact location of the new business, but say it will be a short walk from the High Street and Southend Victoria train station.

They hope to be open around June.

The spokesperson added: “Our opening hours are still being finalized, but we plan to bring the same breakfast and brunch offering we are famous for in Rayleigh. And with the new location designed so beautifully, we will be able to open in the evening for cocktails.

“We will also be developing a small plate menu for the evening to complement our beverage selection.

“Contributing to the region is hugely important to us, we already use local independent suppliers wherever possible in Rayleigh, and will endeavor to continue to do so at the new site.”

Café No.11 has also started its recruitment process and is looking for a Head Chef, Head Chef, Assistant Manager and Pot Washer/Kitchen Helper.

Residents were also delighted that Café No.11 was expanding and having a second location in Southend.

Rayleigh resident Annie Jones, 45, said it was great to see a popular independent business growing.

She said: “It’s just lovely to see a Rayleigh business doing so well and succeeding.

“Each time I go to Café No.11 it is always so delicious, I wish them every success in their new location!

“It’s nice to see an independent business being able to grow because it’s quite rare to see that happen, and I love all the independent places in Rayleigh.”

Anyone interested in the newly created roles should email [email protected]


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