Coffee fanatics to open 'lively' new coffee shop in Redbridge

Randeep and Chetna Sohal, proprietors of Artful Blend in Roding Lane South

Randeep and Chetna Sohal, proprietors of Artful Blend in Roding Lane South - Credit: Artful Blend

A new coffee shop will open in Redbridge this week. 

Run by husband-and-wife duo Randeep and Chetna Sohal, Artful Blend will open for the first time at 10am this Friday, September 24. 

Artful Blend in Roding Lane South

Artful Blend in Roding Lane South - Credit: Artful Blend

The coffee shop will serve around 30 to 35 people and has a pavement license for its premises in Roding Lane South. 

Its name is a reference to Artful Skecha, the name under which Randeep publishes his works as an artist. 

The coffee shop will serve a range of drinks and pastries

The coffee shop will serve a range of drinks and pastries - Credit: Artful Blend

Chetna said lockdown had inspired them to take on the challenge and said that they had become “absolute fanatics” about coffee after getting a home barista machine. 

She said that they had focused on making the café a unique space, with “lively hustle and bustle” in the neon-lit front room and a more relaxed atmosphere in the backroom, which has a skylight. 

Artful Blend will have 30-35 covers

Artful Blend will have 30-35 covers - Credit: Artful Blend

“We didn't want it to just be come in and get a coffee, we wanted it to be an experience for customers,” she said.