The coffee kept flowing

The popular Berwick coffee shop before the Covid crisis.

By Tania Phillips

 Staff at Gloria Jeans Coffee Berwick have worked hard to keep the good coffee flowing during the Covid lock down but have been pleased with the support for their Berwick High Street coffee shop.

George Weii, who has been running the business for the past four years, said there were necessary changes during that time but people were understanding.

“Unfortunately, I had to reduce the trading hours to 7:30am – 2pm during the lock down (normal trading hours is 6:30am – 5:30pm), and now we are operating from 7:30am – 3.30pm,” he explained.

At the height of lock down of course there were lots of extra rules to follow including changing to takeaway only.

“Yes, during the lock down we were only able to offer takeaway service,” George said.

“In addition to our standard practices we’ve increased cleaning schedules. We also have encouraged customers to use contactless payments.”

And although things have lessened as time has gone by, George said they have continued to make sure the shop is safe for their loyal and very supportive customers.

“We are not fully back to normal yet by following Victoria’s restriction guideline,” he said.

“During the lock down I really appreciated all the support from our local community, we will continue to provide the best coffee and service to our customers.”

Find Gloria Jeans Coffee Berwick at 69 High Street – drop in for a coffee and say hello to George and his friendly staff.

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