[AD – This is part of my work with Coventry City Centre BID to champion the food and drink scene in our area]
If you follow me over on social media, you may have seen that I went to the opening of a brand new independent coffee shop in the middle of Coventry.
Fratelli is the brain-child of Lee Miles and two colleagues with whom he runs a security company in Coventry. They’re regulars to coffee shops and decided they should have one of their own. Cue Fratelli, which quite aptly means ‘brothers’ as a tribute to the trio’s close relationship.
The interior is bright, clean and welcoming. They’ve got a local artist to create some cool artwork that’s Coventry-inspired which I think is a lovely touch. Fratelli is set over two floors and both have a service station, so don’t worry – you won’t have to wobble upstairs with your coffee in hand, you can get it up there.
Lee and his business partners have got in general manager Tom, who ran his own place Delish in Rugby and was previously at Esquires in Coventry, so don’t be fooled into thinking there isn’t some experience behind that counter. They’re stocking Illy coffee as well as a variety of teas and plenty of other drinks.
There’s food on the menu too. They’re open for breakfast from 7am and you can grab snacks and lunches too, including salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. It’s a work in progress and will probably evolve so it’s exciting to see where it goes.
For me, one of the most exciting parts is Lee’s attitude to service and standards. They want to use local suppliers and staff where possible and Lee is big on service. He wants people to be knowledgeable, helpful and well-trained so those who visit come back. A big plus in my mind!
So there you go. Pop in and have a look next time you’re there. It’s a nice space and another independent to add to the list.
Fratelli Coffee, 66 Hertford Street, Coventry, CV1 1LB