A CAFÉ that hopes to bring something new to the scene is opening in the much-talked-about Batley Plaza.

Sapphire Café boasts a floral wall with a neon pink sign that reads ‘Good food, good vibes.’

The café has been opened by 26-year-old Jakir Uddin from Beeston who has a whole heap of experience in the food sector, having partnered in tea shops and a steak house.

After years of working with other people, Jakir decided that now was the time for him to pursue something on his own.

“Sapphire Café is going to be something different, there aren’t many places that offer a real brunch experience here.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inside of the pretty pink cafeInside of the pretty pink cafe

“I saw a gap in the market and thought this would do really well.”

Plans for the café have been in the work for the past eight months and it’s nearly ready for its launch.

“We are hoping to have Sapphire open after Eid because we want to ensure that the food is of a high standard, and we want to get it right.

“Our menu is fairly small because we want to be close to perfect.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inside Sapphire Cafe Inside Sapphire Cafe

The café will be open from 10 am to 10 pm and will take diners from brunch through to dinner.

“Some of the items on our brunch menu include a Full English breakfast and Shakshuka and then going into the evening we’ll have lamb chops and steaks.

“It’s not just about the food here, we want to give diners an experience and we want to bring them back.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Interior showcasing the neon signs and décor. Picture: Umar Khan Interior showcasing the neon signs and décor. Picture: Umar Khan

“A lot of thought has gone into this café; it’s been exciting, and we’re really pleased with how it’s turned out.”

The space offers seating for up to 50 diners with colour co-ordinated tables and chairs covering the main floor.

“The décor is something we wanted to get right, and I think the colours work really well, we took inspiration from other franchises, but we added our own touch.”

Pink is the statement colour of the restaurant, with accents of green throughout the space boldened with foliage and flowers.

“Opening this space in Batley Plaza has been a good experience and we can’t wait to officially get people in.

“I think it’s going to give a massive boost to the town and it’s exciting.

“We’ve hired eight local people from the area so it’s good on that front, more jobs for local people.”

With less than two weeks till it officially opens, Jakir can’t wait to get diners through the door and into pink chairs.