Cafe’s revival as restrictions ease

Pete Lumley of Cafe Revival is looking forward to the reopening of the wine bar. Picture: GARY SISSONS

By Danielle Kutchel

Berwick-based Café Revival’s coffee has woken up many a patron over the years – and this year, as Covid-19 hit, it has even ‘revived’ the café itself.

The café’s famous coffee window is what “saved” them during the lockdown, according to owner Peter Lumley, along with incredible support from the local community.

“We were lucky to be supported. Serving out onto the street, we got a lot of support from regulars and a lot of new people who came to see us.

“It was good to be able to continue trading, we were very fortunate to have that.”

Now, as restrictions ease, Café Revival is looking to pick up where it left off with the grand reopening of its wine bar on Friday July 3.

Alongside the bar’s reopening, Café Revival will begin offering gourmet pizzas made in-house, right down to the dough and sauce.

On Saturday 4 July, the café will host a special live music show, to be live-streamed via Facebook, raising funds for John Mc Foundation. Details are available on Facebook.

Paul hopes this is the beginning of future live music events too.

The café is now fully licensed with a quality wine list, and from July is set to be open until late on Fridays for drinks, pizzas and tapas, offering an exciting new vibe in Berwick’s evening restaurant scene.

On Saturday mornings, Café Revival offers a mouth-watering brunch menu for all those long-delayed catch-ups with friends, and each day there is a variety of homemade treats on offer: think focaccias, wraps, soups and more, all made in-house.

Café Revival is located at 18 Gloucester Ave, Berwick and is open from 6am-2pm. From Friday 3 July Café Revival will be open 6am-3pm Monday-Thursday, 6am-late on Fridays, and Saturdays 6am-2pm. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the live-streaming event, wine bar reopening and other upcoming events.