THERE is one less empty unit in Saltcoats town, with the latest edition to our high street looking like it will be a popular one.

Seven Sisters Coffee House, based in Countess Street next door to the Bar One, officially opened for business last week.

It took around two months of work to get the unit ready for customers, but it’s something owner Jess Hopkins was more than prepared to do.

She completed the transformation of the unit with only help from her friends, and hard work herself, from top to bottom.

She said: “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now, so I was ready, just waiting for a unit to do it.”

Her first week in operation saw her hold down the mantle as the only full-time member of staff, though she was offered assistance from two of her daughter’s friends.

The cafe was open from 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday in its first week in operation, and proved to be a hit with those in the busy area of the town.

Jess will certainly be hoping to keep the customers coming back with the high quality food they offer.

She added: “That’s the main thing, I want to make sure the quality’s consistent, and it’s decent stuff we’re using.”

“I wouldn’t feed someone something that I wouldn’t eat myself.”

At the moment, the menu consists of a handful of main meals, lunchtime classics, breakfast and plenty of homebaking - which Jess sold from her house previously, before opening up the cafe.

They also offer teas and coffees, which includes some iced options, that proved particularly popular with the sun beating down this week.

Seven Sisters Coffee House can be found at 51 Countess Street, and for the latest updates, be sure to check out their Facebook page.