A HEREFORDSHIRE woman with over 20 years’ experience of running coffee shops has taken over the reins of a vegan café that recently closed.

Norrie Davies, has been running cafés and coffee shops in Leominster since the year 2000, including Nori's Café in Church Street, which she ran for 15 years.

She has reopened it after a two-year break at a new premises.

It will be on the site of Plantastik in West Street, the popular vegan café that recently closed its doors.


It shut in October after chef and co-director Hanna Woodall decided to retire due to family commitments.

Since opening in Spring 2021 Plantastik has built up a loyal customer base throughout Herefordshire, with some regular customers even coming from over the Shropshire border in Ludlow.

It was recently nominated as a runner-up in the Hereford Times' annual Best Takeaway competition for 2022.

Announcing its closure due to Ms Woodall’s family commitments, Plantastik thanked customers for their support and said it had been a "great project".


When Plantastik had opened Mrs Davies had originally kitted out the café in West Street with all the furniture from her shop in Church Street that shut in 2020.

She said: "Ironically, we all met again at the same table in the same building, exactly two years later, on October 5 this year, where I decided I was going to buy all my furniture back and take over the running of the café."

Mrs Davies said that she is going to keep to the vegan ethos of Plantastik, while adding in a few vegetarian dishes of her own.

She said: "Plantastik proved that there is a market in Leominster for a café that focus on dishes for vegans and vegetarians.

"After a short break from it all, I am really looking forward to getting back into it and welcoming customers old and new."