Next month will see the opening of a new cafe in Bath, ‘The Provenist’, located at the Neptune furniture store on Walcot Street, which will focus on healthy, wholesome and honest food for locals to enjoy.
The Provenist will open its doors on Saturday 18th May, serving breakfast through to early supper.
By sourcing ingredients from small, local growers such as Bath Farm Girls who are one of the few British quinoa farmers, and Oxford’s Modern Baker, who fuse leading scientific research with slow-carb baking techniques to produce health-centric breads and biscuits, Neptune’s The Provenist will offer a transparent, entirely traceable menu with a focus on doing the right thing for your body.
Paul Dugdale, head of Neptune Cafes, said: “The name came from us wanting to place the word ‘provenance’ front and centre of the cafe. It’s what has driven all of our menu choices – that and the balance between health and flavour.
“It’s a word that we wanted to coin, because we’re big believers in individualism and creativity.”
The menu will feature dishes that are typically associated with breakfast, such as smashed avocado with poached eggs and an indulgent smoked salmon-stuffed croissant, as well as lunch or early supper options including seasonal homemade tarts and nutrition-packed goodness bowls, with the entire menu available all day long.
“Sometimes you feel like a bowl of cereal in the afternoon, or a mid- morning coffee and something sweet to go with it. We wanted the freedom of choice that you have in your own home to be a big part of The Provenist,” Dugdale continued.
Explaining why Bath was chosen as Neptune’s first cafe location, co-founder John Sims-Hilditch said: “We picked Neptune Bath as the home for our debut cafe for a few reasons.
“When we opened it last summer, we’d purposefully earmarked a portion of the store as a potential space for The Provenist.
“Neptune Bath provided a good amount of space – enough to spread out but not without losing the cosiness and intimacy that help you to feel relaxed and at home – and our menu philosophy suited the spirit of Bath’s Walcot area particularly well.
“The Provenist is about supporting independents, promoting locality and sustaining close relationships with suppliers.
“It’s centred on food that does good and makes you feel good. And that’s a mindset we felt was very much aligned with Walcot.”
Neptune Bath’s new cafe The Provenist will open to the public on Saturday 18th May. You can find out more, including a seasonal menu, on their website.