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Breaking News ! A new café and cake room is already proving a hit and helping to bring together generations of clay country villagers. Yummy Cornish Kitchen has been set up by Lee Watts and her husband and runs out of Drinnick House in Nanpean. Lee says the café is something completely different for the area with most similar businesses located a drive away in St Austell. Not only is the café offering something different for clay country residents, it’s also had the unexpected bonus of bringing people together with its real community feel. Lee started by delivering cheesecakes and cupcakes at the start of lockdown and the delivery service’s popularity has snowballed into her opening her own café. Stay in the know Sign up for our online paper round Get the latest coronavirus updates Truro news straight in your inbox Cornwall's exclusive Weekend Report She said: “It's something quite different for the clay country area. I am a Nanpean girl originally. I left the village about 10 years ago and moved, still quite locally but I was always a Nanpean girl. “Then during lockdown my husband and I were very low on work and things, the same as a lot of people, I panicked and didn’t know what to do. “I thought that in the dreary times people might need a little pick me up with a treat so I registered with the local council at home in the kitchen and did cheesecake and cupcake deliveries and it just spiralled and got bigger and bigger until we outgrew home and we came here to look to rent a kitchen but decided to go the whole way and have a little café. “We’re keeping our prices down so people can afford to come regularly, so they don’t have to save up until payday to come. We do cakes, light lunches, breakfasts, afternoon teas and we cater for various diets, vegan, gluten free, soya free so that everybody can come and have a treat regularly.” Lee Watts of Yummy Cornish Kitchen in Nanpean (Image: Simon Heester) Lee says she’s been overwhelmed with the support so far and is pleased to see so many people enjoying a catch up in the café.
. “But there are cafes popping up everywhere which is really good and I always like to work with local people. It’s really nice to see people from years ago come in as well as people from St Austell and Bodmin who were buying cakes from me during lockdown so it’s been really well supported. “We’re at Drinnick House. The company is called our HQ and they rent out the rooms that are in the building. They’re a really lovely family business who look after their tenants here. They’ve been very supportive.”
And Lee is already noticing customer trends within weeks of opening. She said: “This is my third week and we’re already seeing the patterns. On Wednesday it is our typical pasty and pastry day. The guys like their pies, pasties, homemade bacon and egg pie and we do a variety of different pies and pasties. “Thursdays and Fridays are busy with light lunches, cakes and then Saturday, last week we introduced cooked breakfasts and the weekend before we did afternoon teas, and both Saturdays we were fully booked.”
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