A NEW coffee shop has opened in Bromsgrove Train Station inspired by a British endangered bird.

Curlew Espresso is an eco-friendly café stand, deriving its name from the Curlew bird – an endangered species living on the UK coastline.

Jenny Billinton has dreamed of opening a café since she was a child, so decide to combine the love of her favourite bird and her passion for coffee into one.

“When I was younger, I used to pretend to be a café worker and I had a sign for ‘Jenny’s Café’", said Jenny.

“I am a very chatty person and think that has helped cheer people up on their way into work in the morning.

“I named the café after the curlew as I just love the bird!

“Once the cafe is more established, I will start doing donation days and give money to charity RSPB.

“I have always been to the Lake District and when I was younger, I used to call them ‘wibbly wobbly’ birds as that’s the noise they make when are in water - they have always been my favourite.”


Despite opening delays due to the pandemic Jenny, aged 30, has attracted many commuters with her unique concept.

Currently, the café is open weekdays from 6am until midday but Jenny is hoping to open on weekends in the future.