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New Vine Cafe owners 'hit the ground running'

The new team at the Vine Cafe on Bryher have said they "hit the ground running" after opening for the season last month.

Olivia Callan, husband Alex and their two-year-old daughter Florence took over the Duchy lease on Vine House and cafe on March 25th.

The cafe opened its doors just two weeks later with the new name 'Olivia's Kitchen at the Vine'.

Olivia is the youngest daughter of Hell Bay Hotel manager Philip Callan and wife Wendy, while Alex is the youngest son of Brian and Lindsay Sandford from St Mary's.

Olivia said: "Both Alex and I have been here all of our lives and both have had our schooling and 'growing up' here in Scilly. Alex is away at sea working but will be home every few weeks to pitch in.

"We have bought the Duchy's lease on Vine House and cafe as a way of helping to support our young family in the years ahead. Obviously we want to bring our family up in the same beautiful, safe place as we were."

Olivia said there will be no major changes at the cafe this season "apart from the name!"

She added: "Regular visitors will recognise me from the many shifts I've done here in the last year, learning the 'ropes'! I've also been busy running the Crab Shack at Hell Bay Hotel when I'm not incredibly busy fitting in being a mum."

Find out more about Olivia's Kitchen at its Facebook page.


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