Landmarks: We Are Located Close to Humber Bridge
Service Areas: Proudly Serving Hessle and Customers in the Surrounding Areas
The Black Cat team are what makes the shop what it is , many customers like to visit and sit with a drink and cake and watch us working away , the place is often are described as buzzing and has a great atmosphere.
From the Cheeky Yorkshire banter from Neil to watching Kath making the cakes on site in full view of everyone.
So here is a bit about us -
Neil - Husband to Vicki and a typical Yorkshire man (and proud) , loves his classic motor bikes and cars , he is the brains behind the Black Cat the shop come from a plan in his head, quite a perfectionist he wont settle for anything less than perfect, Neil spent 20+ years in the construction industry and after promising his wife that he would make her a Tearoom he made it his mission although running a quiet tearoom certainly didn't go quite to plan - although he does love every minute of it.
Vicki - Wife to Neil and very much the backbone of the shop, working behind the scenes, usually keeping Neil in check - Vicki is also a successful breeder and exhibitor of Pedigree cats , hence the shop name - Vicki loves spending time at the shop and talking to and meeting the customers, although Neil will often call her a distraction as she is rather a chatterbox.
Kath - Kath is our very own Mary Berry , she has been with us since day one - a neighbour and close friend we often laugh about how we trotted down to her house early 2016 and announced we were going to open a tearoom would you like a job? she believed in us and the place wouldn't be what it is without her - Kath's biography wouldn't be complete without mentioning her bag of tricks , she literally has anything and everything in her bag and we would be truly stuck without it.
Debbi- Debs joined us November 2016 and proved quickly to be exactly what we were looking for, she is a long term close friend of Kath.
Debs keeps it running smoothly and is a great problem solver, if we think something cant be done Debs makes sure it is done and properly at that, like all of the team a real grafter and a huge asset to us, she is also in her spare time a very talented seamstress.
Brad- He is probably the first person you see when you enter the shop , always polite and professional , he started with us August 2016 after meeting his apprentice tutor in the shop for a drink , Neil was ear wigging and heard he wanted an apprenticeship within the hospitality industry.
He had a trial (next day) and the rest as they say is history , he completed his year as an apprentice and then was offered a full time job , Brad is a big part of the shop, customers adore him and he to us is part of our family.
Abi - Abi joined us April 2017 and has learnt the ropes very quickly wasted on washing the pots she now is one of the team who make and prepare the food , Abi is a colourful character and is always game for a laugh , she lights up the kitchen with her amazing tattoos and fab sense of humour, although when Abi and Vicki work together they can get easily distracted and lots of giggling can be heard.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, - 9:00 a.m - 5 p.m
Sunday - CLOSED
Hessle HU13 0RE
Tel : 01482 email@example.com
Vat Registered 254 5655 87