Great news! This takeaway breakfast shop is now open in Stoke-on-Trent


A new takeaway cafe is now open in the heart of Tunstall.

The Breakfast Den, on Paradise Street, offers a range of breakfast and brunch items, including Sunday dinners and sweet treats, such as cheesecakes and old school tray bakes.

Owner Nicky Bartley, from Tunstall, worked in a cafe a number of years ago, before landing a job at Steelite.

But when she was made redundant last year, Nicky decided to go back to her roots and trained up to run a cafe.

Nicky, 41, said: “Years ago I worked in a cafe, and since then I had a lot of other jobs. I worked in mental health, and then I worked at Steelite.



The Breakfast Den in Tunstall

“When I worked in mental health services, I was the cook, and I’d cook for hundreds of people. I also ran The Red Lion in Burslem years ago, and I just loved the social side of that type of job.

“It’s nice to combine my love of cooking with the social aspect of chatting to people and serving them

“When I got made redundant last year, I went to work with Craig Turnnock at Take A Break cafe in Burslem. He trained me back up to work in cafes again and gave me some really good guidance on how to open my own shop.

“It’s been brilliant to have that support.”



Inside The Breakfast Den

Nicky admits she was ‘nervous’ to open a new business during the pandemic, but she’s been enjoying the ride so far.

She said: “I had mixed feelings when I first opened. I was nervous, but also excited because it was a new challenge for me. But it’s taken off well so I feel really proud.

“Our cakes are a big seller, but we also do home cooked food including Sunday dinners. They are really popular and people have been ordering full cheesecakes to go along with their dinners.

“Eventually I would like to do pensioner meal deals, so we can deliver hot food to their doors in the evenings. That’s something we are working on and we’re improving all of the time.”

The Breakfast Den offers free delivery within a three mile radius and £1 delivery between three and fives miles.

Nicky added: “I hope that the shop is a permanent fixture for the town. I really want it to do well, and I want this to be my job now until I retire.

“We are fortunate to be in the town centre, in the square. Hopefully more shops will open because we have lost a lot of trade in Tunstall in recent years.

“So far we have been busier than I expected, fingers crossed it continues.”

The Breakfast Den is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm, Saturday from 7am to 1pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.





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