A YORK-based food business will open a new cafe inside the city’s John Lewis store this week.

Filmore & Union will open a cafe on the ground floor of John Lewis, at Vangarde Retail Park, tomorrow.

York Press:

This opening, which will be the company’s first in a major retail site, will take the total number of Filmore & Union cafes, bakeries and restaurants to 14.

The company has a restaurant in York’s Low Petergate, two stores at York railway station and a restaurant in Harrogate’s Station Parade.

Commenting on the opening, Adele Ashely, founder of Filmore & Union, said: “Our partnership with John Lewis York marks a big milestone for Filmore & Union as it’s our first cafe in a major retail site.

“We’re thrilled to be working with John Lewis as they are the perfect brand fit for us. Our success is due to our loyal customers who share our passion for eating well and we hope to attract many more at John Lewis.”

Filmore & Union was founded in Yorkshire in 2012, by entrepreneur and former wellness clinic owner Adele out of her passion for wellbeing and a desire to create healthier options for people eating out.

Since then, Adele and her team have created a menu of fresh, seasonal and wholesome food and drink.

Their cafes and restaurants have become famous for using seasonal local produce to create breakfasts, lunches and gluten free cakes and bakes.

Emma Greendale, head of branch at John Lewis York, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Filmore & Union into our shop and to be part of their expansion.

“It’s a well known and popular cafe across Yorkshire and we’re sure our customers will love their fresh and wholesome food.”

Filmore & Union was voted one of the The Sunday Times’ top three UK health eateries in 2016.

They are also accredited by Coeliac UK and have received a commendation from the Free From awards for their dedication and passion to catering for those avoiding gluten and dairy.