Mustard Coffee House is a coffee shop in Bridewell Alley in the heart of Norwich city centre. This area (known as “Norwich Lanes”) is well known for independent shops, coffee shops and restaurants and it’s here that owner Elaine Reilly has arranged an exhibition of Reynard City framed prints this month.
How long have you been running the Mustard Coffee House?
We have been here for a year now, we bought the cafe from a couple who had done a lot of work and we are gradually putting our own stamp on things.
Norwich has a number of independent coffee shops. How does yours stand out?
We roast our own coffee here on site which makes us unique and we like our customers to think of mustard as a home from home.
You regularly promote local artists with displays in your coffee shop. Why do you think this is important?
Norwich has a wonderful artist community and I think people don’t always realise what a rich seam of talent there is so having the chance to promote some of it is very special.
Why did you choose Reynard Cty for your latest exhibition?
I’ve always loved comic books! And it’s good to broaden the spectrum of the type of art we show.
What is your favourite picture from the exhibition?
It would be the “Midnight” sketch (by Raye Springall) – just an old romantic at heart!
Contest entry by Raye Springall
Did you enjoy comics growing up?
Yes, as a child my favourites were Thor and Captain America.
If you could have a coffee with any superhero who would it be?
It would have to be Thor, he was my hero as a child.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
I can’t see that ever being made , would be very dull. There’s been a lot of debate amongst the family about this but sadly we haven’t come to any sensible conclusion.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Retiring to my fave place in the world – Luxembourg
Special foxy thanks to Mustard Coffee House for exhibiting our artists’ prints! Remember everything we sell allows us to cover our costs and support our artists (Prints and other merchandise are available on the site if you are outside Norwich as well!) If you’re in Norwich go to Bridewell Alley to enjoy some fantastic coffee and see our display (More info here)-
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