A NEW cafe in Stroud run by a mum-and-daughter team has proved a hit so far.

Silver Rooms Cafe opened for business in December, replacing the former Black Book Cafe in Nelson Street.

Former employee of Black Book, Molly Wright, is now running the Silver Rooms Cafe with her mother Lynn Backen.

Molly said her love of the building space which Black Books occupied was one of the key reasons for wanting to start the new business there.

“We really wanted to take it over, so we got in contact with the landlord and we did it ourselves,” Molly said.

“I really loved this space when I worked at Black Book and I couldn’t let it go and my mum had one more business in her.”

Lynn has previously ran a cafe, and she also had a cleaning and graphics business, and her experience of renovating buildings also came in handy with the cafe being completely refurbished.

“We bought all our furniture from the furniture bank, and we started it up from nothing,” said Lynn.

Silver Rooms offers fresh coffee which is ground in Tewkesbury, and the menu includes all day brunch and vegetarian and vegan options, and Molly and Lynn also bake some of their cakes themselves.

“We also have a baker in Gloucester called Heti who does our cakes for us and we also get our bread from Fat Toni’s in Stroud, so everything is fresh and ready.”

The cafe is open six days week from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.

Molly says she is also hoping to hold events at the cafe, such as open mic nights and comedy nights.

“We really want it to be a community café, and to get people involved,” said Molly.

To enquire about an event, contact the Facebook page.