COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH 'THE GLADE'
‘The Glade’ is a local coffee shop situated in Rogerstone, Newport. We asked them a few short questions so that you could learn more about this wonderful, independent business. Open 7 days a week and catering for everyone in their community, we recommend you pop by for a brew and one of their specialty dishes!
Who are ‘The Glade’? Could you give us a little anecdote of your journey to date?
The Glade Cafe is run by Sophie and Alec, a local couple who have over 10 years’ experience in the catering industry. Having had our own mobile catering business, we wanted a new project closer to home, especially after having our son in 2019. In May 2022 we opened The Glade Cafe which was the perfect opportunity for us.
Where is The Glade located and who will you be serving?
The Glade Cafe is situated in the beautiful Rogerstone Welfare Grounds, Newport, a short drive from J28 of the M4. We are a takeaway cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food, cakes, snacks, and ice cream (human and dog). If you haven’t visited the welfare grounds, we highly recommend you do. The perfect place for a few hours out - with a park, tennis courts, a beautiful garden (Which we named our cafe after - The Glade Community Gardens), and a great place for a dog walk or to meet up with friends and family.
Tell us a little more about the team?
A young, vibrant & friendly team - putting customer service first. A range of experiences & strengths, which allows us to put the perfect team together.
If you could be any breed of dog, what would you be and why?
A Labrador because they are the perfect family dog and have a relaxing persona.
Are there any signature drinks or bites to eat people should look out for?
Our multi award ice cream supplied by Marshfield Farm - is a hit with human and our furry friends. However, the “Full Shabang” is a signature dish of ours, with all the breakfast options in a roll!
How would you describe your experience working with ‘Big Dog Coffee’?
We’re so glad we found Big Dog Coffee; ever since ordering and tasting our first coffee we have never looked back. Huw and Hannah are brilliant; we are delighted to continue to work with them to deliver high quality food and drink at The Glade Café. Our customers can't get enough of the 'Top Dog' house blend.