Wirral Merseyrail passengers and their furry friends can now enjoy breakfast together after a new dog-friendly coffee shop opened at Hoylake railway station.
Flissy’s @ The Station officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting attended by owners Felicity Dean and Andy Dean and Merseyrail Deputy Managing Director Jane English.
Felicity, who lives in Wirral, already owns Flissy’s Coffee Shop at GJs in Thurstaston and hopes to bring the success to Hoylake.
The café will help passengers to start their day the right way with a fresh cup of coffee and a delicious pastry or breakfast bap to keep warm on a winter’s day.
The fantastic artwork for the café was created by Tom Corlett at Octowold Industries providing a nod to the area’s notable landmarks.
However, it is not just commuters and Merseyrail passengers who can enjoy this fresh, local produce, snacks will be available for dog visitors also, including dog-friendly ice cream for those sunny summer days.
Speaking about her new venture, Felicity said, “I love the fact that we have teamed up with Merseyrail to open our second venture – it is an established brand and as a local businesswoman I feel extremely proud to have the opportunity to be a part of it.
“I have driven past Hoylake station for years and always said I would love to have that opportunity, so we are very excited to see what we can bring to Merseyrail and its customers.”
Jane English, Deputy Managing Director at Merseyrail, said, “We are pleased to welcome Fliss and her business to the Merseyrail network as we look to expand our commercial offering across our stations.
“Flissy’s will assist us in providing the best possible customer experience with some delicious snacks and beverages for our Hoylake commuters and we can’t wait to hear what our passengers think.”
Main image: Station Manager Mike Trippitt, Owner Felicity Dean, and Merseyrail Deputy MD Jane English