TIME TO MOVE ON: Lisa Tatton from Urban Pantry is ready for her next challenge and is hoping to find a buyer for her popular coffee shop.
TIME TO MOVE ON: Lisa Tatton from Urban Pantry is ready for her next challenge and is hoping to find a buyer for her popular coffee shop. Rob Williams

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AFTER two years of providing fresh, delicious food to the Top of Town Urban Pantry owner Lisa Tatton has decided to sell the popular Ipswich coffee shop.

The café owner said due to family commitments she and her staff decided to put the shop up for sale.

"When we first opened up, this place was an empty shell," she said.

"We've built up a great following of regular customers, people appreciate the rustic charm and the friendliness here.

"Since we opened we've been really busy, I have three children now and it's getting a bit too much."

Ms Tatton said her mobile food van will still be operating in Ipswich for the next year and is able be cater events and parties.

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"I'm also thinking about opening a little bar after I have some time off," she said.

"It's just an idea that this stage but I think something small and bohemian with live music would be great for Ipswich."

Customers were sad to hear the news of the sale and hoped Urban Pantry would continue under new ownership.

"Customers have wanted to buy the shop but haven't been able to, they are hoping the new owners keep up the same standard," Ms Tatton said.

"I'll miss the customers the most, and having an espresso machine at my fingertips every morning,"

"It's sad but we all need a break."

If the café doesn't sell within the next two months Ms Tatton said they would move out.

"We would like to sell it with the coffee label, the menus, everything, to keep the shop going," she said.

"I would be willing to work casually to show the new owners how it's run.

"That's what the customers want, we've built up such a loyal following it would be a shame for Ipswich to lose Urban Pantry."

Anyone looking to purchase the Ipswich café can contact Lisa.



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