Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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UK diplomat Jane Marriott inaugurates 'first British cafe' in Islamabad

“I am delighted to be here at the opening of Costa Coffee, the first in Islamabad," says envoy

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British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott (centre) with the staff of a British cafe in Islamabad. — Provided
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott (centre) with the staff of a British cafe in Islamabad. — Provided

ISALAMABAD: Amid the wintrily evenings of autumn-covered Islamabad, the ambiance around the capital’s prominent Jinnah Super Market, is brimmed with a refreshing aroma of a new coffee brand.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott inaugurated the UK’s first renowned coffee shop in Islamabad, while visitors enjoyed complimentary cups along with brownies, cakes, and cookies.

“I am delighted to be here at the opening of Costa Coffee, the first in Islamabad and third in Lahore; [...] it is a British brand, the first of its branch was opened 40 years ago in the UK; Costa has two and a half thousand branches in the UK, 59 of which are run by our friends in Gerrys,” the British envoy said while talking to media.

Marriott, wearing the cafe’s mufflers and sitting in front of the brand’s lit concrete logo, said that the cafe has brought brilliant coffee and amazing food to Islamabad as well as to Lahore and Karachi.

“I just had a great cup of coffee and some wonderful chocolate brownies.”

The British high commissioner, after cutting the ribbon, visited the coffee shop and interacted with the staff. She applauded the interior of the franchise and the services of the employees.

Amidst Islamabad’s romantic weather and awesome location, the new British outlet appears standing to its spirit of “pouring warmth into winter days.”