WALKERS on Poppit Sands will be able to warm up inside and get their hands on iconic doughnuts, as well as other tasty treats, as Cardigan's popular CRWST bakery has opened a second café on the beach.

The Poppit Sands café has now opened its doors for inside dining and can seat 26 customers. It has been trading since April, but until recently on a takeaway only basis.

The café is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open for the rest of the week.

The venue has opened after CRWST secured a six-figure follow-on investment from the Development Bank of Wales.

Run by Osian Jones and Catrin Parry Jones, CRWST began as a micro bakery in 2016. Chef Osian gained experience as head chef in a 5 star boutique hotel in Cardiff before the couple, both passionate foodies, decided to take the plunge and start their own business back in west Wales.

CRWST has been a customer of the Development Bank since early 2018.

"This has always been a dream of ours, and we can't quite believe that we are now opening our second café," said Catrin.

"It wouldn't be possible without the support of the Development Bank – they have supported us from start to finish. We are looking forward to welcoming customers inside to dine and show them what we have to offer."

Osian added: "Food has always been a huge passion of mine and I wanted to create something special in my hometown. I feel very fortunate to be able to offer this at a second venue, and there's nowhere better than the beautiful Poppit Sands. "

The loan from the Development Bank of Wales has helped fund the refurbishment of the new café.

The deal was structured on behalf of the Development Bank by portfolio executives Rhian Jones and Richard Easton.

"Catrin and Osian opened their first café in Cardigan just over three years ago and CRWST has developed a strong reputation for high quality food and service," said Richard.

"It is a testament to their hard work and success that they are now opening their second CRWST café. They have identified a great location at Poppit Sands, and the takeaway service has already proven very popular with locals and tourists.

"This is a really exciting opportunity for Catrin and Osian to further develop the CRWST brand, and I am sure that the new café and takeaway business will be successful."

Rhian added: "At the Development Bank of Wales we work closely with our customers to identify and support growth opportunities. Catrin and Osian had a great idea to expand CRWST and we were happy to help. We believe in forging long term partnerships with our customers to support them with their growth aspirations."

Funding for the deal came from the Wales Business Fund, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

For more information on CRWST and CRWST Poppit see the Facebook pages.