A POPULAR chain café will be stepping foot once again in Carlisle next month.

Coffee cravers will be able to get their bean-fuelled buzz from Starbucks from December 1 when a franchise opens a new store.

Opening in the Kingstown Industrial Estate, the Starbucks café will be a drive-thru as well.

It will, according to the Starbucks franchisee OCO, be its first store in England, and its 18th store overall.

They also say that this new café and drive-thru will create 25 jobs for the local area.

The franchisee said that competitions and offers can be found on their Facebook page, which is called ‘Starbucks Carlisle Café & Drive Thru’.

This will be the first Starbucks to set up shop in the city after a store-owned one shut shop several years ago.

Store manager Jade Bird said: “I think there’s some excitement about the store opening as we have been missing from the city for a few years, so customers are excited to see us back.”

In Cumbria: A 3D render of what the new drive-thru will look likeA 3D render of what the new drive-thru will look like (Image: OCO)

This new Starbucks store will replace the former Suzuki showroom on Kingstown roadway in the north of the city.

The showroom was vacant since 2019 and went on sale in September 2020, and since then it has been demolished.

The new café will be open from 6am to 10pm, from Monday to Sunday.

It will have 31 parking spaces, 13 electric vehicle charging points, and racks for 14 bicycles.

The drive-thru will also have the capacity for 10 vehicles to queue.

The new Starbucks store is likely to be popular with customers.

The rise of 'coffee house' franchises from Workington to Penrith shows the huge demand for the popular beverage as round-the-clock working lives get even busier. 

The coffee industry is worth a mouth-watering £10.1billion to the UK economy growing annually by 7.9 per cent.

This Starbucks will join other Cumbrian stores, like the one in Cockermouth, Workington, and Southwaite services, among others.

They will open officially on December 1 at 6am.

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