‘Bittersweet’ decision of Scunthorpe coffee shop owner who says ‘let’s finish on a high’

Moon Coffee & Kitchen, in Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe, is closing at the end of July
-Credit: (Image: moon.vegancoffeehouse/facebook)


The owner of a hugely popular coffee shop in the heart of Scunthorpe is reluctantly having to close the business, to outpourings of sadness and dismay from its many customers.

Moon Coffee & Kitchen, in Dunstall Street, welcomed its first patrons in October 2022, with the vegan café claiming it to have been a “magical journey” all the way. But owner Lisa has now taken to social media to announce a sad farewell.

A post on the Moon Coffee & Kitchen Facebook page said: “With a heavy heart and a deep sense of gratitude, I must share some significant news with you all. As of 30th July 2024, Moon Coffee & Kitchen will be closing its doors. Unfortunately, I am currently dealing with a personal issue that requires all my attention.”

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Lisa went on to say: “Reflecting on the journey, it’s hard to believe it began just a couple of years ago. From the very first moments of renovating our space on Dunstall Street, to welcoming our first customers in October 2022, every step has been truly magical. Creating a space that celebrates plant-based living and sharing that joy with you all has been an experience that surpassed even my highest expectations.

“My mission was simple yet ambitious - to offer a delightful vegan dining experience that would be both nourishing and exciting. Your incredible support and enthusiasm has turned that vision into a reality far beyond what I ever dreamed.

Inside Moon Coffee & Kitchen, Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe
Inside Moon Coffee & Kitchen, Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe -Credit:moon.vegancoffeehouse/facebook

“Seeing the community embrace our ethos and flavours has been the most rewarding part of this adventure. I couldn’t be prouder of the dedicated team at Moon Coffee & Kitchen.

“Their passion, hard work and creativity have been the heart and soul of our success. The positive feedback and love you’ve shown us reflect their unwavering commitment and the genuine care they’ve poured into every aspect of what we do.

“While the desire to continue is strong, I now need to focus on matters in my life that demand my full attention. It’s a bittersweet decision, but I am determined to make the most of these last four weeks, ensuring we end on the highest note possible.

“I hope to say goodbye to as many of you as possible before the door closes for the last time, but if our paths don’t cross before the end of the month, know that the love and laughter we’ve shared will stay with me forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, for being part of my journey and for the unforgettable memories. Lisa.”

A post the following day said: “After the sad news of yesterday, don’t forget we are open until 30th July. So still plenty of time to get over, let’s finish on a high!”

Hundreds of people commented on Lisa’s farewell post. One said: “Best wishes for the future to you Lisa and all the staff. Thank you for all you have done for me, and the wider community. We won't forget you.”

Another commented: “What a big decision to have had to make especially as it's such a thriving place. I won't forget all that you did for the town and the people in it. It is more than a cafe.”

One person said: “You should be super proud of all you have achieved, it was truly amazing, Moon Coffee, and I am gutted to see you close as I imagine most of Scunthorpe are.” Other people commented:

“Just the best place for miles around. Loved your ethos. Wishing you all the best in the future.”

“This is so sad to hear and I shall miss having this lovely eatery on our doorstep. I've loved every mouthful and every sip!”

“I don’t recall ever being welcomed or valued so much in such a delightful space.”

“This is sad news … it was the only decent and quirky place to go for coffee in Scunthorpe.”

“This is absolutely devastating to hear, you’re our favourite place to eat in Scunthorpe and the surrounding area. Where will we eat now?”

A Scunthorpe Live follower, said: “As a customer who has been here and enjoyed the most amazing food and coffee, and such a beautiful place, I think it would be nice to let everyone who loved Moon Coffee & Kitchen know to pay one last visit.”