A POPULAR coffee business is opening its third shop tomorrow.

Trading Post Coffee Roasters already has stores in Ship Street, Brighton and Cliffe High Street, Lewes,

Now it has secured a third site in Kensington Gardens, Brighton.

The premises have undergone a complete refurbishment and a sun-catching roof terrace will also open there in spring.

Operations manager Harry Woodhams said: “We’re pleased to open our third site with this fantastic location in the North Laine.

“We’re an independent coffee roasting company located in Brighton and Lewes and have been humbled by the warm welcome from all the locals.

“We roast, blend and serve our amazing coffee and natural food, allowing us to guarantee the freshest coffee which is served with pride.

“Since opening our first site, we have ventured out to include private hire facilities, online retail and wholesale to other local businesses”.

The new site in Kensington Gardens will offer an all day brunch menu opening from 7.30am each day.

The owners say they are interested in more premises in around Sussex.

Mr Woodhams said: “The Trading Post sites have developed an excellent reputation for providing exceptional quality coffee and natural food.

“They use a unique artisan roasting method refined by their Master Roaster who comes from two generations of coffee roasters.

“The fresh food menu is mainly organic and we have lots of vegan and gluten free options.”

The company launched in Lewes last March.

It took over 18 Cliffe High Street, which was previously occupied by The Real Eating Company.

It was sold for an undisclosed sum, off a guide premium of £150,000.

Mr Woodhams said at the time: “We are delighted to have secured this great unit in historic Lewes, bringing our unique blend of in-house roasted coffees, a great selection of teas, alongside our organic and locally sourced food choice.”

He said that the Lewes acquisition would mark the first of a wider East Sussex expansion plan.

Kate Dowd from Fleurets, who brokered the leasehold transaction, said at the time: “Lewes is steeped in tradition with vast amounts of charm and individuality.

“Therefore it is no surprise that, more recently, it is working its way to the top of the list of target towns for operators.

“Lewes is fast becoming the first choice place to visit outside Brighton.”

Its original coffee house is in Ship Street.