Bertie’s £85k make-over brings a taste of luxury

Berties in Elland
Berties in Elland

Popular Elland venue, Bertie’s, is preparing to serve up a real taste of luxury for Calderdale as it gets set to launch a coffee and tea lounge.

Co-owners Jonathan Nicholls and David Cooper, who transformed the catering company last summer, have invested £85,000 to unveil Bertie’s Coffee Lounge & Tea Room.

The ground floor Victorian lounge, adorned with antique crockery and stately white-clothed tables, holds up to 60 guests and leads to an outdoor patio area.

As well as different teas and coffees, there will also be several daily delights cooked on-site at its Brook Street base by executive chef director, Jonathan, and his expert kitchen team.

The launch has led to the creation of six new jobs in front of house, waiting staff and experienced baristas.

David, Bertie’s commercial director, said: “We wanted to bring something different to the area because there’s nowhere else in Elland where you can sit and have a barista-made coffee with family and friends.

“Bertie’s will provide an elegant base for our community to enjoy a bit of luxury in our stunning 1850s listed building, as well as high-quality coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches that you cannot get anywhere else.”

Jonathan added: “It will be a venue for everyone in the area and beyond to meet up and try a first-class coffee and tea lounge menu that’s mostly locally-sourced and beautifully presented.

“We were really keen to add to the business community of Elland, bolster the local economy with new job openings and provide a really exciting and luxurious venue for Calderdale.”

Bertie’s Coffee Lounge & Tea Room will hold a special event for exclusive invitees and VIPs before officially launching on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28, from 10am-4pm.

The Lounge will be open weekdays from 10am-4pm.