The owners of a newly opened Wiltshire cafe are hoping to make the venue one of the “friendliest” places in town.

On Monday, June 10, Cosy Cafe was opened on Snuff Street, just off Devizes Market Place, by Mandi Mann and her parents Barb and Ray.

The trio previously operated a similar business in Hungerford for several years but have lived in Devizes since 2007.

Since opening its doors to customers for the first time, Mandi says the family has been “amazed” by the response to their new venture.

She said: “It’s going really well, we’re amazed by all the support we’ve had because we’ve had so many comments, all positive, and people say they’re going to come back.

“We’re really pleased with that, and we’ve had over 200 followers on Facebook since opening which is like ‘wow’.

“We had people wishing us luck before we’d even opened, there’s so much support and we hope it continues.”

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Inside Cosy Cafe, DevizesInside Cosy Cafe, Devizes (Image: Cosy Cafe)

Mandi believes the early success of the business is down to the family’s willingness to interact with their customers and make friends in the community.

She added: “We do table service to make sure there’s interaction with customers because a lot of places don’t do that.

“We’ve had so many people talk about how friendly we are and that’s what we’re all about.

“We’re a small family that likes chatting with customers, having a laugh, rather than them just eating out, and we want our customers to become our friends.”

The cafe can be found in the former Snuffbox bar, which closed last December and has since been refurbished to create a “cosy” atmosphere.

“We’re so pleased with the unit, it looks amazing and has the cosy effect”, said Mandi.

“It’s not too small or dingy but it’s nice and we’re chuffed because it took three weeks of hard work.”

Outside Cosy Cafe, DevizesOutside Cosy Cafe, Devizes (Image: Newsquest)

As well as support from customers, the cafe has also received help and encouragement from other local businesses in the area.

Mandi hopes the family can work with other independent traders in Devizes to help the town centre flourish.

She said: “We had messages of support from small businesses and it’s like that in Devizes, it’s small business orientated.

“It’s about supporting businesses here and advertising other small businesses and helping each other.”

Cosy Cafe is now open from 8.30am until 3.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.