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Grandmother opens high end cafe in Urmston
AN Urmston grandmother whose family were worried she would become bored when her grandaughter started high school has opened a coffee shop in the town centre.
Gina Partington, 62, opened Noesis, on Higher Road, around a month ago and said business is booming.
The former catering teacher and interior designer said: “My son Stephen in his wisdom persuaded me to go to college when he was 17 and about to go to university and he’s done the same thing again.”
Stephen and his wife Ling Gen work behind the scenes at Noesis while continuing their day jobs as interior designers, while Gina runs the cafe day to day.
While Noesis has coffee specially blended by an award-winning barista and will not reveal the secret of its blend to anyone, the cafe also specialises in loose leaf tea, each one designed to be brewed for a specific period of time.
“I tell people that when they come in here they need to give themselves at least 30 minutess and make a bit of time for themselves, it’s similar to tai chi as it’s for body and mind,” said Gina.
Explaining the concept behind Noesis, Gina said: “Noesis is the part of the brain that tells what we like or dislike instantly, the part of the brain that experiences pain or pleasure.”
However, Messenger is certain most people will be unable to experience anything but pleasure when they visit Noesis.
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