by Samantha Buxey (@sahmanfaah)
GINGERBREAD cupcakes, cinnamon whirls or giant macaroons, whatever your sweet tooth fancies, you can bet your chances you’ll be able to sink your teeth into one at Southampton’s Make and Brew cafe.
After their first business, Love Cake Bakery, which is only three doors down from their new establishment, was a slice of success, owners of the business Kirsty Coombs and her husband Tom decided to expand their growing enterprise and open up family friendly make and brew cafe on St James road, in Southampton.
Offering the community the chance to get their creative hands into something new and exciting, Make and Brew, allows artists of all levels to put their feet up with a hot drink and a sugary treat whilst making their own artistic masterpieces, Make and Brew gives customers the chance to buy the resources to glue, stick and design their own sculptures. With a wide range of choices on what to create, from giraffes to tiny birds, even letters for customers to spell out their names, make and brew has something for everyone to design, and best of all… there’s no age limit. Whether you’re 5 or 105, Make and Brew welcomes you to join in and let out your creative flare.
As well as in-house arts and crafts every day, Kirsty also has plans on holding craft events and craft workshops, where people can come and sit with others who enjoy the same hobbies as them, or even try their hand at something new, such as knitting or learning how to crochet.
Baker and cake decorator at Love Cake bakery, Millie Kilby said: “I think my favourite thing about working at Love Cake is the people. It’s a small business so we all get to know each other and have great fun, oh, plus I get to eat cake.”
“My favourite thing that Make and Brew has on their food menu is probably the PB toast. It’s toast with peanut butter, bananas, honey and chopped peanuts. As for drinks, it’s probably the hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream.”
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