Merry Hill welcomes the launch of a new independent arts and crafts café, Creative Coffee Hub.

Located on the upper mall near Next, Creative Coffee Hub provides a range of delicious food and drink options, home décor products, as well as a series of arts and craft workshops for all ages to enjoy.

Visitors to the coffee shop can choose from fresh salads and sandwiches, hot toasties, and soups, as well as sweet treats in the form of waffles and cakes, with a number of vegan options available.

Pottery and craft packs are also available to purchase, and visitors can partake in a range of family-friendly craft activities, including decorating ceramic flamingos and lighthouses in-store to take home.

Creative Coffee Hub will also be welcoming a number of local art experts to host craft activities over the coming months – an ideal way to keep children entertained over the summer holidays. Full schedule can be found on their website here.

The new coffee shop is yet another exciting and unique addition to the thriving food and drink scene at Merry Hill – following the arrival of bubble tea specialist, Bubblycious, in April and family-owned cup corn retailer, Yummy Cup Corn, in May.

The store opening follows on from the announcement of a multi-million-pound investment plan to transform Merry Hill into the leading family shopping and leisure destination in the West Midlands by July 2025. Creative Coffee Hub becomes the 11th new retailer to join the centre this year.

Tamara Cameron, owner of Creative Coffee Hub said: “Merry Hill is the perfect place for us to open up our newest coffee shop. The centres’ connection with the local community mirrors our passion and focus to create a space for local artists, families and students to work, relax and get crafting.

“We put the local community at the heart of everything we do, and we can’t wait to get to welcome visitors to our shop.

“Over the next few months, we’ll also be encouraging group meet-ups and displaying some of the best artwork from local artists.”

Jonathan Poole, Centre Manager at Merry Hill said: “The Creative Coffee Hub is an exciting addition to our food and beverage offering at Merry Hill, as it provides a unique twist on the coffee shop experience with a sense of community at its heart.

“With a focus on craft and decoration, it gives our visitors a chance to try their hand at something creative and will no doubt be a success with families looking to keep their little ones entertained this summer.

“Looking ahead, we’ve got a busy and exciting pipeline of events at Merry Hill this summer, and we’re looking forward to unveiling more announcements over the coming weeks.”