Café chain Loungers is planning to open three new outlets in the UK before Christmas.

Based in Bristol with 36 branches nationwide, the three stores will be in Heswall in Merseyside (16 October), Formby in Liverpool (20 November) and Truro in Cornwall (18 December).

The company has a current net turnover in excess of £25m, and supplies breakfast items such as croissants and sandwiches. Cake, including Victoria sponge and carrot cake and gluten-free options are available, made from Loungers recipes.

With branches in Manchester, Gloucester, Bath and Plymouth, the new Truro Lounge will be the first to open in Cornwall.

Raj Manek, Loungers property manager, estimates that seating in the new Truro Lounge will vary between 150 to 200, with a first-floor terrace.

He said: “The concept for Loungers came from three friends in 2002, and it developed quickly. They expanded slowly with one Lounge per year, then four.

“Lounges are homely, relaxed and slightly eccentric and they offer quality, value-for-money, casual dining and drinking. The concept is very informal, resulting in a rolling customer base where customers use ‘their Lounge’ to fulfil different needs at different times of the day.”

Manek added that each Lounge has a common theme, but remains individual to the area. “The design can change up to the last minute, and we want the area to appeal to the local community,” he said.

Each Lounge also operates a restaurant and bar.