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Black Sheep Coffee is to open a site in East Anglia as the business widens its UK reach.

The independent coffee chain will open an 1,800 sq ft kiosk unit on the ground floor of Peterborough’s Queensgate centre in June. Queensgate said the planned opening, adjacent to the centre’s anchor store Primark, is in direct response to customer demand.

Black Sheep Coffee was founded in 2013 by Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth and now operates more the 50 locations across the UK.

Operating under the tagline ‘leave the herd behind’, the business uses 100% speciality-grade Robusta beans and has made ridding the business of plastic a core pillar of its operations since its beginning.

Alongside coffee, the chain offers Norwegian waffles, bagels, toasties, and smoothie bowls, as well as a range of cakes, pastries, and light bites.

“We are very excited to bring Black Sheep Coffee to Peterborough,” said the business. “We’ve experienced immense success across our sites in areas such as London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, and Queensgate makes a great addition to the portfolio, attracting local people and more dedicated visits from further away.”

Queensgate owner Invesco Real Estate said Black Sheep Coffee is a reputable, established, and trusted operator that will work well in the shopping and leisure centre.

“As we look to evolve the offer within the destination, we want to ensure our visitors have a mix of retail, food and beverages and leisure that can support a full-day out, and we’re confident that Black Sheep Coffee will enrich the centre and provide something unique for the city,” added Invesco Real Estate investment director Ed Ginn.