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Hey guys! Can you tell us a bit about who you are and how Bay Leaf came about?
We’re Harry and Dil, owners of Bay Leaf Coffee House. We always visited cafes and coffee shops before owning one ourselves, and dreamed of how we would ever run our own. The opportunity came up to take over an existing premises and put our own stamp on things and we took it in 2017. We always approach everything from the perspective of – What would we like to see, drink, eat, if we came to Bay Leaf as customers. We moved our premises in October 2020 and completely renovated the space to fit our vision, which was exciting and very rewarding!
What is your main vision for Bay Leaf?
We are half Sri Lankan, so we enjoy bringing new food to Herne Bay that people might not have experienced before. We especially like mixing the traditional with the new, so our menu is filled with little surprises. We aim to offer quality food and drink, give customers a unique and warm experience, and to be environmentally conscious. We have a huge range of vegan food, including curries and baked goods which we make ourselves on site.
What is your favourite dish on your amazing menu?
Why did you choose Garage Coffee as your coffee supplier?
We like that Garage Coffee is local, just down the road, so it feels environmentally conscious for us as a local business. We encourage our customers to shop local so it’s nice that we can do the same with our suppliers where possible. It’s also great tasting coffee, with regularly changing specials and products!
Why Herne Bay?! What do you love about Kent?
Herne Bay is a perfect little seaside town, with everything for families, sightseers, history buffs, walkers... It’s got a great mix of independent shops and restaurants, and the café culture is brilliant. There’s something for everyone, which makes it a great destination for lunch or shopping.
What is next for Bay Leaf? How you got anything exciting coming up?
We have a very exciting few months ahead as we are in the process of renovating and opening a new Sri Lankan restaurant and cocktail bar in Herne Bay from the ground up. There’s still lots for us to be working on, but we can’t wait to open and unveil what we’ve been working on for the past year. We look forward to bringing even more quality Sri Lankan food to Herne Bay and Kent.
You can find Harry, Dil and the Bay Leaf team on Instagram @bayleafcoffeehouse and Facebook @Bay Leaf Coffee House