A NEW breakfast takeaway service near Belbroughton has been going down a treat since it opened nearly three weeks ago.

Breakfast Bagels and Pastries, which opened its doors on February 13, is the brainchild of Sadiq Miah who owns Five Spice restaurant on the A491 Stourbridge Road.

He said: "We were planning on opening a takeaway breakfast or lunch-time service well before the pandemic started. We were so busy, we never quite got round to it, but now with our main restaurant closed we knew we needed to think outside the box.

"Five Spice used to be the Four Winds restaurant and prior to that it was a transport café, because we’re so close to Junction 4 on the M5 we know we have great position for passing traffic.

“We set up our @breakfastbagelsandpastries Instagram page and we got 1,000 followers in a week which completely blew us away with the interest it’s generated.

"We’ve had an incredible few weeks and wonderful response from customers. We’re definitely here to stay."

The venture, which is open from 7am to 11.30am every day, serves barista coffee, superfood smoothies, award-winning porridge pots, freshly made waffles, a range of filled bagels and croissants and Mr Miah says their signature big beans n’ cheese sourdough toastie is proving popular.

He added: “We are using local food suppliers where we can, all of our takeaway packing is either recyclable, recycled or compostable and we’re even having our milk delivered in glass bottles fresh every morning on an electric milk float that runs on renewable energy."

And to help keep people safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, a raft of precautions are being taken. He said: “The safety of our customers and staff is at the heart of everything we do, so we are asking all of our customers to adhere to the government guidelines and social distancing rules, we have a huge free carpark, the staff will be wearing face masks and we have hand sanitiser by the bucket full."

Such has been the response to the venue that Mr Miah is now looking to open a second Breakfast Bagels and Pastries service in Stafford.