THE corner of Courtenay Street has sprung back to life, following a period of vacancy since the pandemic.

The space was once filled with Christina’s, a much-loved Newton abbot institution.

The new cafe, known as The Kitchen is run by Tang and Tipple, a catering buisness based near Totnes.

Sally Henley, Newton Abbot’s Town Development Manager, said: ‘Christinas was a very popular café and I was sad that it did not open again after the pandemic.

'I was therefore particularly delighted when Matt called me and said that he would be opening the café. With its emphasis on local produce, freshly prepared on the premises, I knew that the new café would be a real hit with locals.

'Its great to have this corner of Courtenay Street active once again and I wish Matt and his lovely team every success with this new venture.’

Speaking on behalf of The Kitchen, Nikki Foley said: ‘We’re offering fresh local ingredients. We’re trying to offer something new to Newton Abbot, ranging from bao buns to bagels.

'We’re so excited.

'We’ve had a cracking start to The Kitchen, it’s gone so well, the reviews have been fantastic and everyone that’s come in has been lovely and supportive.’