Coffee shop venture

Aroma has opened its doors on Lumley Road.
Aroma has opened its doors on Lumley Road.

A once popular cafe has been lovingly restored by a mother and daughter partnership to bring back its nostalgic charm.

The new Aroma Coffee Bar, previously a cafe in Lumley Road, has been brought into the 21st century by the Kenneally family, originally from Wakefield near Leeds.

“The coffee bar has had major renovation work completed inside but we have tried to retain its nostalgic charm,” said Katrina Kenneally, daughter.

The family who moved to Skegness in February, always enjoyed holidaying in the town and thought the empty Aroma Cafe held a unique business opportunity.

“We’ve tried to give the coffee bar a contemporary, vintage but modern twist which we’re hoping to open late to attract those who fancy a coffee rather than an alcoholic drink upon an evening,” added Katrina.

As the summer season encroaches, the Aroma Coffee Bar is also set to open late with aims to hold poetry and music nights.

A lot of the work has been completed by Katrina’s father James Kenneally, who has handed the reins to his daughter and wife.

The Aroma Coffee Bar enjoyed its official launch on Good Friday and is open daily. It will stay open into the evening later in the summer.

A whole variety of light snacks, aromatic coffees, speciality teas, ice creams and more will be on offer in the new comfortable and ambient atmosphere at the bar near the Clock Tower.