A CHESTER based bakery  has launched plans to open a coffee house at the site of a former restaurant.

Humble & Whole Bakery, a not-for-profit organisation, say they are "excited" to announce plans for a new Community Bakery & Coffee House in Rossett at the former Hideout Restaurant.

The company was set up by Rebecca Griffiths in 2019 and has ambitious plans to revamp the former eatery on Chester Road into a bakery and coffee house. 

With hopes of opening in April, they have applied for several grants, as well as launched a fundraiser to help transform the unused restaurant into a new community space.

Chester and District Standard: The former Hideout, Rossett.The former Hideout, Rossett. (Image: Humble and Whole Bakery)

Rebecca Griffiths, CEO and founder said: “Beyond being an artisan bakery and coffee house, Humble & Whole will be a warm haven where quality, sustainability, and provenance define every offering.

"It aims to become an integral part of Rossett's vibrant tapestry. We want it to be more than a Bakery, a gathering place.”

To elevate the bakery’s offering, Humble & Whole Bakery has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with a £45,000 target for "crucial" upgrades.

The upgrades include bakery equipment, electrical upgrades, coffee experience enhancements, cookery school, chef’s table events, front-of-house display, and to help fund the apprenticeship programme.

Rebecca added: “To be part of this endeavour, we want people to please consider donating to our fundraising campaign on Crowdfunder.co.uk.

"We have some fantastic rewards from: pre-buying your first coffee and pastry, to exclusive membership packages, acting classes, cookery school events with local chef Adam Gaunt-Evans, and exclusive tickets for our VIP opening party. Please hurry, numbers are very limited for some of the one-off events.”

Adam Gaunt-Evans, the bakery chef said: “The site of this fabulous new bakery and community project has been at the centre of our local community for decades, and I’m delighted to support Rebecca and her team as they inject life back into the heart of the locality with a foodie hub and event space.

"There’s never been a more important time to support local, and I encourage everyone who cares about our wonderful community to support this innovative new venture so it can blossom into the diverse hub our locality desperately needs."

The campaign is live now and will end in four weeks.