The Cockpit Café.
The official opening of The Cockpit Café.
Nick Hill

Former air hostess takes off first venture with East Yorkshire vintage aviation themed café bar

Lucie Mountain, a former air hostess turned entrepreneur, has opened the doors to a vintage, aviation themed café bar in East Yorkshire.

Based in Beverley, The Cockpit Café officially opened on December 2nd.

With more than six years’ industry experience in the food and drink sector and six years experience in aviation for Eastern Airways, Lucie’s new venture is a 1950’s-inspired venue, serving food and drink from all over the world.

Michael Woodm, the East Yorkshire award-winning town crier, officially announced the opening of The Cockpit Café at 10am.

In the evening, The Cockpit Café transformed into a 1950’s style bar, serving a range of alcoholic beverages including craft beer, cocktails, wines and spirits.

Lucie has recruited a team of 18 to help operate her new venture and partnered with independent suppliers, including Atom Beers and Stokes Coffee to stock its own-brand coffee.

Commenting on the launch of The Cockpit Cafe, founder Lucie Mountain said: “I am incredibly passionate about travel and the food and drink industry, so The Cockpit Café is a perfect amalgamation of everything that I love. I chose the 1950s as a theme because it was such a colourful and fun era.

“My gran, best known as ‘Super Gran!’, who is 92 years old, was also the inspiration behind The Cockpit Café. Super Gran is my business advisor, life coach, florist and all-round legend!! So she was the only person that I wanted to cut the ribbon at The Cockpit Café’s official opening on Saturday.

“I wanted to create something completely unique to other food and drink venues in Yorkshire. The Cockpit Cafe has a high-end look and feel; we’ve had some amazing feedback from customers already and the team and I are incredibly excited to watch the journey unfold as we welcome even more guests on board.”

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