Recently opened and located at 26 The Parade Cwmbran Town Centre
Ryan Milliner and Emma Bressington met in 2010 in a café in Bristol. Emma is Welsh and was born in Brecon and Ryan is English and grew up in Wickwar (South Gloucestershire). Emma has lived in Newport for 18 years and Ryan had always lived in Bristol until he sold up to buy a house with Emma in Langstone. They had always joked about owning their own coffee shop called Millington’s (their names merged) as they have always enjoyed visiting different cafes especially independent ones.
In June this year Ryan saw that Sitting Pretty in Cwmbran was up for sale, it was one of those moments where it just seemed right – although scary, as it meant Ryan giving up his job in insurance to be able to run it.
Ryan’s last day of work is Friday 2nd October which is the same day the sale will complete. They have decided to use local suppliers for their food products – Cupcake Heaven (Cwmbran) for their cakes, Clams cakes (Ebbw Vale) for tray bakes and biscuits and Bruno’s Bakery (Caerleon) for bread and pastries. The coffee will be supplied by Clifton Coffee (Avonmouth). Ryan and Emma have chosen these suppliers because of the customer service they have received from each of them and because they believe that the products are quality and individual.
The rebranding and signage for the business (from Sitting Pretty to Millington’s Café and Coffee Lounge) has been created and produced by Mark Taylor of Kustom Signs – based in Cwmbran. Like the other suppliers Mark has proven to be professional, personal and has offered an exceptional service.
They want to run a business that is renowned for its quality, customer service and that little bit extra. The coffee will be a speciality blend with the bread being extra thick and the cakes sumptuous and generous. They hope to create a coffee lounge that is relaxing, comforting and welcoming to all.
They will open on Monday 5th October but will have an official opening/launch day on Sunday 18th October. The Mayor will be attending along with Allegra ladies choir (which Emma sings with) and hopefully the press. There will be special offers that day and the aim is to spread the word about the new place to be in Cwmbran Shopping Centre.
Prepare to walk the Stairway to Coffee Heaven.