The Range has named the locations it is targeting to open new in-store cafes in time for summer, Retail Week can reveal.

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The new in-store cafes at The Range offer a free kids’ meal with every adult main

The variety retailer has been rolling out its Café Eighty Nine offering to stores across the country. The next new opening will be in Taunton on Friday June 7, when kids will eat free over the opening weekend.

Retail Week can reveal that The Range is also anticipating further cafe openings at Erdington, Stockport, York, Somercotes, Brackness, Culverhouse Cross, Gosport, Hartlepool and Cowes.

Café Eighty Nine is named after the year The Range first began trading. The in-store cafes feature cooked-to-order food and “premium” barista-made hot drinks.

A variety of food for kids is available, such as a cooked breakfast, fish fingers and chips, and sausage and chips. The retailer said a child’s meal will be free with each purchase of an adult main meal.

The menu features an all-day English breakfast and a vegetarian option for £3.99, as well as pizzas for £5.49, burgers, curries and lasagnas for £6.49, and light bites including salads, jacket potatoes and toasties.

Speciality cold coffees from Costa are on offer during the summer, while a full range of coffees including cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and mochas from £1.95 are available all year round. 

The in-store openings follow the first round of launches earlier this year, with Café Eighty Nine first opening in Ashford, Bury and Doncaster.

The Range chief executive Alex Simpkin said of Taunton: “At The Range we have committed to refurbishing a number of stores up and down the country and Taunton is one of many to benefit from this stunning new cafe.

“We are incredibly proud of the space, not only does it enable local shoppers to dine affordably pre- or post-shop but they get to do so in bright, modern new surroundings.

“A lot of time has been spent making sure that the food and drinks offering provides customers with brilliant quality while keeping prices affordable, especially for families as we enter the summer period.”