Family-run cafe in Milton Keynes announces closure

    A popular family-run cafe in Milton Keynes has announced that it will be closing permanently.

    A local cafe has announced it will be closing down after its last day of trading today (28/9).

    The Codebreakers Cafe, based in the heart of Bletchley, opened back in February 2021 and is known widely for its breakfast menu.

    A spokesperson for the cafe announced the news yesterday (27/9) on social media saying: "Good afternoon to all!

    "This is the hardest post we ever needed to do, but is our way to say THANK YOU and Good bye!

    "Unfortunately, after nearly two years of being with you, we have taken the decision to close and tomorrow, 28th of Sep, will be our last day of serving all of you-our friends!

    "It was a pleasure, honour and adventure to build this place and go through this incredibly crazy time, and with all of your support-it is unforgettable!

    "Thank you and Good Bye!"

    Residents have been responding to the announcement with one writing "I’m so sad to hear this. I loved grabbing a coffee from you guys on the way to my daughters ballet lesson on Saturdays, thank you for always taking the time to talk to my girls."

    Another said: "So sorry to read this. This has been a fab addition to Bletchley, and a great way to start my Saturday food shop trip. Delicious food and brilliant, warm and friendly service from all the team, especially the breakfasts and Italian sandwich."

    The exact reason for the closure has not yet been confirmed but it is not the first Milton Keynes business to close this year.

    Recently, a local food blogger, Sophie etc, who runs a local guide to independent foodies, wrote a letter to Ben Everitt, MP for Milton Keynes North and Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South urging them to step in.

    READ MORE: Food blogger writes open letter urging Milton Keynes MPs to save local businesses amid rising energy costs

    It followed the announcement that Fenny Kitchen and Olney Butchers were closing due to the cost of living and rising energy bills.

    Local food blogger, Sophie etc, runs a local guide to independent foodies, as well as a community Facebook page. "After seeing two small businesses in MK close this week due to the rising energy costs, I am angry," Sophie wrote. "So I wrote a letter."

    The food blogger told the MPs that with the impact of the energy crisis affecting households and people having to find thousands of extra pounds to pay energy bills, businesses in Milton Keynes will see a 'massive decline in consumer spending, which means a reduced income for small businesses.

    You can read the response from the MPs here: Milton Keynes MPs respond to open letter calling for more to be done to save local businesses amid rising costs

    To residents delight, Olney Butchers announced its reopening earlier this month.

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