A HEREFORD café has praised all of its customers as it celebrates one year since revamping an empty Hereford shop.

Eden Coffee House opened in St Peter's Street, opposite the Black and White House, in December 2021.

Co-owner Karen Roughton said the café had been 12 months in the planning and then renovations took around three months.


She said at the time she hoped to keep the café sympathetic to the historic building but "with a modern twist".

Now, 12 months on, the café has been reflecting on the transformation – from bare, stripped-back walls, to the now-transformed interior.

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It was all part of the process to "rebuild our dream", it said.

"We are delighted and couldn’t be happier of what we have achieved and making it such a community base for everyone that walks through the doors," the café said.


"We would like to thank everyone that helped us get here, our wonderful customers who many have became very good friends, our furry friends and, of course, the staff of Eden.

"You have been an integral part of what we are about and we thank you all for your continued desire to be part of our amazing team."

Inside, one of the historic features is a butchers block dating back to the 1930s and the original beams are now exposed along with the original windows.