Harrogate independent cafe to open on a Monday in good news for town's hospitality sector
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Caffe Marconi has been celebrated as an authentic Italian café and pizzeria in the heart of the Harrogate town centre for well over a decade, becoming one of Harrogate’s must-see places for visitors and a regular meeting place for loyal local customers, including some who gather there after the weekly Parkrun on a Saturday morning.
After closing during the first lockdown in March 2020, the cafe-bar-restaurant, which is located in Princes Square, reopened in July of the same year, albeit with raft of anti-Covid precautions in place.
As lockdown rules gradually loosened, the independent business returned to normal, too.
Until the hospitality sector as whole was hit last year by the cost of living crisis and staff shortages.
Now, having closed on a Monday for months, customers were relieved to see today, Monday that it was, indeed, open.
There is no hint, as yet, of a return to opening in the evening some days, as was common in pre-pandemic times, but the good news it that it has posted a new set of opening hours.
Caffe Marconi Harrogate
New opening times
Caffe Marconi is far from the only business in Harrogate to close on Mondays over the last year in the economic circumstances.
But there is some evidence the trend first set during Covid for working at home is changing.