Magic Bean - community coffee shop opens in Solihull High Street - The Solihull Observer

Magic Bean - community coffee shop opens in Solihull High Street

Solihull Editorial 28th May, 2021   0

A COMMUNITY coffee shop is being launched on Solihull high street by Ordinary Magic.

Ordinary Magic is a not-for-profit children’s mental health service in Solihull which has supported more than 3,000 children and families who have been struggling with their mental health and wellbeing in and around the borough.

Serving locally sourced cake and ice cream, The Magic Bean Coffee Shop promises a funky and welcoming vibe and is open from today, Friday, May 28.

With an additional multi-use room, cute reading corner and a whole host of big ideas, it’s a new concept that is attempting to bring people together whilst also offering a high street address where children and families that are struggling can pop in for support and advice.

“It’s been such a hard year for families,” said Katie Washbourne, director for Ordinary Magic and owner of the Magic Bean Coffee Shop.

“As a local not for profit mental health service, Ordinary Magic has supported more than 1,500 children and families throughout lockdown.

“From bereavement to feelings of isolation, families have come to us looking for timely support and, thanks to our incredible team we’ve been there at all hours to give the help needed to parents and children over the phone, virtually and, when possible, at school.

“But mental health doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all solution and I wanted to look at other options, to find somewhere where people would feel comfortable reaching out for advice and guidance.

“We all talk over tea and cake don’t we and there’s nowhere better to bring a community together than its high street.”

The community coffee shop will provide a space to relax whilst enjoying a special independent coffee shop atmosphere and, for those that want it, a place to meet and talk or enjoy a range of bookable sessions.

All profits from the Magic Bean Coffee Chop go directly back into the community to ensure families and children who need it, get the help they deserve.

For more visit or call 0121 514 8854.

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