Whitley Bay cafe celebrates its first anniversary

Janice and Rob Eden-Bagley with Mayor Norma Redfearn at Edens Cafe.
Janice and Rob Eden-Bagley with Mayor Norma Redfearn at Edens Cafe.

A cafe has celebrated its first anniversary with a special all-day event to thank customers.

Eden’s Cafe, in Park View, Whitley Bay, welcomed Mayor Norma Redfearn among their guests at the event on Tuesday.

Run by Janice and experienced chef Rob Eden-Bagley, their pair searched all over the country for an establishment to run, choosing the North East to be closer to Janice’s family in County Durham.

Janice said: “When we found a café for sale in Whitley Bay we knew it was meant to be.

“During our first year we’ve been staggered by the number and quality of independent traders in Whitley Bay and we’ve received an enormous amount of support from them and our customers alike, for which we’d like to thank them all immensely.”

Eden’s Café has attracted growing numbers of customers and also seen an increase in the number of visitors from outside the area.

Janice, who has spent her working life in hospitality and hotels, said: “We’re very proud to be a part of the thriving Whitley Bay business scene.

“The town seems to be going from strength to strength and Rob and I are excited to see what the future has to offer independent traders like ourselves.”