Visitors to a Gloucester city centre cafe were met with a notice on the door this weekend announcing they were ‘no longer trading’. “We are sad to advise that The Guru Coffee House is no longer trading,’ said the owners on their website.

“We would like to thank all of our customers and staff who have been with us on our journey.” The Guru Coffee House was a destination food venue on Brunswick Road.

Good coffee and a range of vegan and vegetarian foods, as well as an endless offering of delicious cakes, made this café popular with punters. News of its closure comes as a shock, and a loss too to this part of the city.

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“Let food be thy medicine and drink great coffee,” it once pledged to customers. It regularly gained rave reviews on Tripadvisor.

But, like so many businesses, the pandemic and lockdowns have placed it under strain. Recent Facebook posts have appealed to the community to help…

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