A popular Brighton coffee shop has closed for a Michelin-starred makeover as part of a £1 million joint venture.
Redroaster, at the bottom of St James’s Street, has been bought by Brighton restaurateur Mike Palmer and Michelin-starred chef Matt Gillan.
They aim to reopen the premises in February as a café that becomes a restaurant in the evening.
The café will operate from 7am until 4pm before it turns into the Pike and Pine restaurant, according to Propel Business Info, a trade website.
Propel said: “Coffee will remain at the heart of the business, with the organic roastery supplying six single-origin coffees and signature blends. The roastery will be relaunched fully at the London Coffee Festival in the spring.
“Gillan, who has also won four AA rosettes and the BBC’s Great British Menu contest, won his Michelin star at The Pass restaurant at South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex.”
Mr Palmer runs the Lucky Beach Café, on Brighton seafront, and the recently opened Lucky Beach 2 at the Temple Bar, in Western Road, Brighton.
He plans to open a separate new-build restaurant and bar in July and has a restaurant consultancy called Lost in Catering.