Independent favourite Bob & Berts opens first cafe in Greater Manchester with free breakfast giveaway

The cafe chain is hugely popular in Northern Ireland but the new Bury branch will only be its fourth in England.

Independent coffee chain Bob & Burts is opening a new branch in Bury tomorrow (29 April) - with a free breakfast and coffee giveaway for its first customers.

The brand is well-known in Northern Ireland, where it first started and now has 14 branches, along with five in Scotland.

The cosy, colourful and family-friendly coffee house has since opened cafes in Preston, Kendal and Lancaster as part of a big expansion but the Bury site in the Rock shopping centre is its first in Greater Manchester.

And early birds can enjoy some free treats on its opening day - the first 10 customers on Friday (29 April) will get a free breakfast and the first 100 will receive a free coffee.

The cafe is open 8am – 9pm, seven days a week.

Bob and Bert’s in Bury

What’s on the menu at Bob & Bert’s?

There’s an all-day breakfast menu including Bob’s Famous Fry and Bert’s English Breakfast Muffin, as well pancake stacks and waffle dishes.

There are also lunch items such as freshly made paninis, burgers with loaded fries and salads, plus a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes such as the Vegan Breakfast Burrito and a gluten free menu which includes the brunch favourite Eggs Benny.

And on the drinks menu, expect coffee, ice-cream shakes and smoothies. There is also a small children’s menu.

Bob and Berts is opening a cafe in Bury

‘Supporting the local high street’

The opening has created 35 new jobs.

Colin McClean, founder of Bob & Berts, said: “We’ve made a significant investment in transforming the Bury site to create a location that’s completely unique in the town and will offer customers an extensive range of great grub and proper coffee served all day long in our relaxed surroundings.

“We carefully select each of our locations where we see a genuine opportunity to meet the needs of the community by providing a store that offers quality, affordable food and drink, and demonstrates a commitment to supporting the future of the local high street.”

David Ferguson, co-owner of Bob & Berts, added: “We’re really pleased with the new store, which is our fourth opening in England in the last 12 months.

The new Bob & Berts in Bury Rock shopping centre

“The initial feedback from passers-by and the local community on social media has been really positive, and we’re very much looking forward to opening our doors to the public this week and giving them a taste of what Bob & Berts has to offer.”