A new continental-style café is cementing Rochdale’s reputation as a town centre which is firmly on the up.

Petit Café is the second new business to open in historic Baillie Street in recent weeks.

The new eatery and coffee shop will be serving traditional cafe food, like paninis and burgers from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. They will also be turning their hand to homemade cakes and speciality homemade waffles. More unusual offerings, like cupcakes in cones, are also on the menu.

Couple Anna Rojek and David Oglaza are the team behind the new venture, with David citing the town’s regeneration as a major reason why the couple, who don’t live locally, chose to set up a business here.

David said: “The town is being rejuvenated and Rochdale is really up and coming. Baillie Street will be the main link between Yorkshire Street and the new cinema complex and shopping centre when it opens, so it’s a fantastic location. A lot of new businesses have been opening recently and I know there are more on the way. A lot of businesses have told me that we’re getting in at a really good time, as there is so much going on.

“I think Rochdale could really benefit from having more places where you can just sit and have a nice coffee and cake, so I’m pleased that the council are helping people like us contribute to the variety of businesses in Rochdale town centre.”


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