A popular coffee shop by day hopes to become a cocktail bar by night after lodging plans with the city council.

Alchemista in St Gregory's Alley will join forces with cocktail company Doxi for the new venture if the application is approved.

Under the plans, the coffee shop will switch to a full bar service offered by the Doxi team from 5pm, serving a range of drinks to customers until 11pm.

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Alchemista director Vicky Brown said: "We’re really excited to be working with Doxi, a company that like us has a strong brand and reputation.

"Doxi creators, Amy & Steven, approached us at Alchemista to see if we’d be interested in their range and we loved the idea and their cocktails.

"We’re looking forward to extending our opening hours to offer a cocktail service into the evening, serving customers our award-winning coffee cocktails alongside Doxi's amazing cocktails, draft & craft beers, local wines and spirits.

"It’s going to be a great place to come for relaxed drinks with friends."

Amy Hargreaves, of Doxi Cocktails added: "We've applied for a few places over the last year and haven't been successful so when we spoke to Vicky about The Alchemista bringing us in for the evenings under their name, we were thrilled.

"We've always wanted to offer an easy going, friendly, chilled atmosphere for people to come in with friends, on a date or solo. We want a place that suits everyone, offering something for everyone. So you can expect to see an exciting menu of local wines, craft beers and a creative list of cocktails, so whether you prefer a beer, cocktail or a local drink you'll be able to find it at The Alchemista."