PATISSERIE Valerie has confirmed that a new store is planned to open in Worthing later this year.

This new store will be located in Worthing’s bustling Montague Quarter and is the first Patisserie Valerie café to open in the area.

This new store sees the continuance of the renowned brand’s expansion strategy to open 20 new cafés annually and has created around 20 jobs.

The new café will serve Patisserie Valerie’s famous range of gateaux and patisserie for customers.

A spokesman said: “The new store will be the perfect place for customers to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious handcrafted coffee made by trained baristas, and also a range of loose leaf teas.

“The newest addition to the Patisserie Valerie family will also offer the brand’s signature Afternoon Tea, including: a range of decadent finger sandwiches, miniature cakes and patisserie bites, as well as plain and fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream.

“The Worthing café will also be a site to order and collect celebration cakes perfect for all occasions, and also wedding cakes.

“Customers can also choose one of Valerie’s signature range of gateaux and wedding cakes or use the company’s interactive Create-A-Cake tool to design a custom gateau fit for any special occasions.

“Patisserie Valerie also offers a bespoke cake service for birthday, wedding and other special occasion cakes which can be discussed with a member of staff in store.”

Earlier this month The Argus reported on a residents campaign which urged the chain not to chop down trees to make way for its new Worthing store.

Patisserie Valerie opened a new store in Brighton last month on East Street.