A new café has officially opened in Bolton town centre after a business savvy woman followed her dream.

Kelly Law opened Café de Casa at St George's House on Tuesday and says it has already been full of customers.

There is also an existing customer base, with many organisations already renting rooms in the St George's Road building.

Kelly arrived in Breightmet around two years ago after coming from Hong Kong originally.

Whilst in Hong Kong she worked in an office, specialising in toy manufacturing, but she says her dream of opening a coffee shop inspired her to take that next step.

She added: “I have had a dream for a while and like cooking and the business side of things.

“So, I thought I would combine my interests and serve quality food for people when they feel stressed, or when working, or for those on a lunch break, or anyone who wants to relax.

“I want people to feel like this is their home, which is where the name comes from.”

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Some of the products on offer include traditional English breakfast options, hot sandwiches, barms, and keto diet options too.

The café also offers traditional Hong Kong-style milk tea – an alternative to English tea with a richer flavour - as well as Hong Kong style French toast.

Kelly added: “I hope that customers like what I did, and I hope they feel happy after coming here.

“It’s the most important thing to me.”

Kelly says that she enjoys being able to see a mixture of seasons in the UK compared to Hong Kong when it is either summer or spring.

She added: “I actually feel excited for the snow because we usually have to go to Japan to see snow.

“I am settled in Bolton and feel comfortable living in Bolton.

“People here are so kind and welcoming.

“I am excited for the challenge and it’s good for me to start a new chapter in my life.

“It’s what I really wanted to do here, and the rent is also a reasonable price compared to Hong Kong.”

The café is open from Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 5pm, and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

There is also an existing customer base, with many organisations already renting rooms in the St Georges House building on St Georges Road.

Kelly says that while it has been challenging, she has received support from the council and says the research she had to do was fairly straight forward.

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