Norwich coffee shop brand to open second store in city

Business partners Kieran Harper (left) and Nicole Mitchell. PHOTO: Callum Painter

Business partners Kieran Harper (left) and Nicole Mitchell. PHOTO: Callum Painter - Credit: Callum Painter

A Norwich coffee shop brand is expanding its business to a second store in the city.

The original Artel shop, seating just six people and rumoured to be one of the smallest coffee shops in the UK, opened on Wensum Street in 2015.

Now business partners Nicole Mitchell and Kieran Harper are in the process of creating a larger space for patrons to enjoy on London Street.

Miss Mitchell said: 'Our brand has expanded over the last three years and we want a larger space to share our vision and ethos.

'In the new space we will be serving a brunch menu unlike anything else in Norwich.'

The new store will have enough room to serve up to 60 customers and plans are in place to start a design studio on the top floor. The owners aim for 'Artel Studio' to offer graphic design services as well as a platform for local artists in the Norwich community.

Miss Mitchell and Mr Harper are currently Crowdfunding their venture, saying:

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'We are inviting Norwich to get involved with our Crowdfunder to encourage our community to feel like they have some kind of ownership to make everyone feel comfortable at Artel.

'The money will go towards building the new shop. We have created great value rewards such as coffee, brunches, supper club tickets, prints from local Norwich artists and more.'

The original Artel coffee shop on Wensum Street will remain open when the new store opens.

You can find the Crowdfunding page at