Published April 23rd, 2015 | News
Caffe Cream scoops Wirral Taste Award
Independent ice cream and coffee shop, Caffe Cream, is celebrating after scooping the ‘Wirral Taste’ Award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards.
“The Visit Wirral Tourism Awards is a great evening to celebrate the businesses that contribute to tourism in the Wirral, and it is key event in the new Floral Pavilion’s calendar every year.
The Marine Point-based café was also named runner up in the ‘Most Professional Front of House team’ category.
The annual event, which celebrates the peninsula’s tourism and hospitality industries that contribute to the £327m tourism economy in Wirral, took place on 15 April at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.
Caffe Cream won the sought after ‘Wirral Taste’ Award, because of the wonderful homemade gelato that is made fresh on site every day at the café using locally sourced ingredients. Last year, the ice cream shop was awarded ‘Manager of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Customer Care’ at the Visit Wirral awards too.
The business has become so popular that the owners have recently purchased a new unit in Wallasey in order to create a gourmet ice cream factory, to keep up with the demand for their innovative and tasty flavours, including the Salted Caramel flavour which won a special diploma of merit at the National Ice Cream Awards earlier this year.
The state of the art factory, which will be the first of its kind in the country, will create 18 full jobs over the next three years and will supply local restaurants and bars in the area and all around the UK, in order to bring the Caffe Cream flavour to more customers.
Daniel Hynd, from Neptune Investments which developed Marine Point, says: “It’s fantastic to see the success Caffe Cream has had in the three years it has been open. It is a crucial part of Marine Point’s leisure offering, because you can’t visit New Brighton and the beach without wanting a tasty ice cream.
“It’s excellent to see the tenants at Marine Point recognised for the work they put in every day to make New Brighton a top tourist destination in the Wirral. What makes it even more special, is the team behind Caffe Cream recognised New Brighton as a great place to operate and were the first to sign up for space at the development.”
Justin Dooley, co-founder of Caffe Cream, says: “It’s been a pleasure to win such a prestigious award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards. It’s a great credit to the team for the hard work they do, and an acknowledgement of the wonderful ice cream we make every day.
“It also shows that we made the right decision to begin the development of our new ice cream factory, in order to take the flavours and the brand of Caffe Cream to more and more people.”