A POPULAR Newport café has opened its doors in a new premises, after moving as part of expansion plans.

Last month, the Argus revealed that Rogue Fox Coffee House would be leaving its home at 6 Clytha Park Road, in the city centre.

But, it was confirmed that it would not be going far – occupying the former Meat Bar and Grill premises, just three doors down on the same street.

Both businesses are owned by the same family, and while the decision was made to close Meat as a permanent restaurant and takeaway, it paved the way for Rogue Fox to expand.

As part of the move to 3 Clytha Park Road, the coffee shop has extended opening hours, and a licence to host more creative and ambitious events and evenings at their new store.

South Wales Argus: Signs on the now-closed premises confirming the moveSigns on the now-closed premises confirming the move

In recent weeks, work has been ongoing inside the former Meat premises, in a bid to transform it from a venue specialising in gourmet burgers, to a top tier coffee and tea destination.

On Monday, November 15, Rogue Fox traded at its old home one final time – operating a limited menu as the big move was carried out.

Now, while the signage hasn’t yet been rolled out on the property, Rogue Fox Coffee House is now open and operational in its new home.

Signs on the window and door of the old store read: “We have moved. Three doors down by Tesco.”

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What can people expect?

When news of the big change was first announced, the owners of Rogue Fox revealed that it was a welcome move, with the new premises having twice the amount of seating.

What’s more, the licensing conditions on this unit allows for later opening hours, Sunday trading, and the sale of alcohol.

It paves the way for events such as comedy and cocktail evenings in the businesses’ future.

At this time, the old Rogue Fox unit is empty, but it is thought that another food establishment could be looking to move in the near future.

Meanwhile, Meat is not leaving Newport on a permanent basis.

Instead, it will be operating as a pop-up takeaway once a month – though it is not yet known when this might start.