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Full of Beans café in Bourne to celebrate their one year anniversary

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Full of Beans in Bourne celebrated its first anniversary.

On Sunday, September 26, they handed out goody bags to children who came and catered as normal.

Full of beans are a small café located in Elsea Park in Bourne, which has a soft play area for children to enjoy.

Full of Beans owner Khadija Kalifa with daughter, Anayyah
Full of Beans owner Khadija Kalifa with daughter, Anayyah

Khadija Kalifa, owner of Full of Beans, said: "I'm proud of myself and the team for manoeuvring the business through such a hard time."

Khadija opened Full of Beans during the pandemic and has said that whilst it was difficult, every business was in the same position.

She said: "During coronavirus, people were wary to come out and have a coffee and that is completely understandable. All businesses were in the same situation so I was never too worried, but that's not to say that it wasn't hard."

After realising that there was a gap in the market for a café that offered both an activity for children to do and a place for parents to relax or work, she opened Full of Beans.

She said: "I've never liked big, industrial play centres with all of the bright lights and I used to enjoy going to coffee shops to work and enjoy a drink. This became inpracticable when I had my children and so I thought that world was missing a place like this."

During lockdown, Full of Beans operated a takeaway service of food and drinks.

Locals of Bourne would regularly visit the café and purchase a drink and then go out for a walk whilst there was nothing else to do.

Khadija said: "The support we got over the pandemic was just incredible. During lockdown when we were offering a takeaway service, locals would come and grab a coffee and go for a walk."

The café has attracted national attention, with the possibility of starting a franchise. Customers from Peterborough, Grantham and even Lincoln have come to visit Full of Beans.

Khadija said: "We are always thankful for customers and we look forward to growing our business in the future."

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