200 Degrees reopens Birmingham Colmore Row shop for takeaway service

Coffee lovers can pick up freshly roasted coffee, other hot and cold drinks, and cakes to go at 200 Degrees Coffee’s Colmore Row shop in Birmingham city centre, following its reopening last week.

Open seven days a week for takeaway service only, 200 Degrees is serving its signature freshly roasted coffee, as well as its full range of hot and cold drinks, and a selection of pre-wrapped cakes and sweet treats, ideal for those who are working in the city centre, commuting from the nearby Snow Hill and New Street stations, and for passers-by enjoying their daily exercise.

To fall in line with social distancing regulations, a limited number of customers are allowed into the shop at any one time and floor markings are in place to help customers move around the shop safely.

In addition, only two members of staff are working behind the counters which have new Perspex screens in place, and payments are cashless only, either via card or the digital 200 Degrees app.

Other safety measures include recording the temperature of the 200 Degrees team members each morning, team hand washing every 20 minutes for 20 seconds, and hand sanitiser supplied for both the team and customers in the shop.

Co-founder of 200 Degrees, Rob Darby, said: “We are so pleased to have reopened our Colmore Row shop in the heart of the business district of Birmingham city centre. This is our third shop reopening in the last few weeks and we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of 200 Degrees during these unprecedented times.

“We love welcoming back our loyal customers and seeing new faces who are looking to grab a cup of our well-loved coffee, as well as other hot and cold beverages and cakes to enjoy on the go. The safety of our customers and team is always our main priority and due to the current situation, we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure government safety guidance is strictly adhered to.

“The decision to reopen our Colmore Row shop in the commercial heart of the city was due to the fact that it is large and therefore we have the space to put into place the social distancing measures. Its location and close proximity to two of Birmingham’s busy main train stations is also a factor and we have a solid takeaway trade at this shop. It’s in a prime position for people to safely grab a coffee whilst commuting to work or whilst taking a stroll for exercise.

“We’ve recently reopened our Nottingham Flying Horse Walk and Carrington Street shops, and our Lincoln shop for takeaway services. Each reopening has gone well so far and we feel that the gradual reopening of our shops is a positive first step towards reintroducing our offering to the public. We will of course be looking at growing our food options and potentially opening further shops for takeaway in due course.”

The Birmingham Colmore Row shop is located at 21 Colmore Row, and is open for takeaway service Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.