New cafe opens in Falkirk: 4 Coo Wynd

The owner of a new Falkirk cafe feels “really lucky” to have received such a warm welcome in the town.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 2nd November 2020, 12:50 pm

Lou McKnight opened 4 Coo Wynd towards the end of October having spent some time looking for a suitable place to start up her second enterprise.

Ms McKnight is also the co-owner of the Fork and Mustard in Falkirk’s Glebe Street along with her partner, Edward McMaster.

When the chance arose to set up shop in Cow Wynd, in what was formerly Cafe Trio, the couple felt it was too good to turn down.

Edward McMaster and Louise McKnight, owners of Falkirk cafe 4 Coo Wynd, with Michelle Chalmers, manager. Not pictured: Jordan McMaster, part-owner. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Offering vegan and gluten-free options, 4 Coo Wynd runs the same menu as the Fork and Mustard and serves all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, toasties, paninis, baguettes, burgers, home-made soups, cakes and biscuits.

The cafe also serves locally sourced coffee courtesy of Falkirk firm Caffia Coffee Group – something its owners pride themselves on.

Reflecting on the first week in business, Ms McKnight said: “It’s been lovely. People have been great.

“I’ve got a feeling people in Falkirk are trying to support businesses locally. There’s a lot more people in the high street than I would’ve thought.

“This came up and it was the right place at the right time.

“Things are going well at both cafes. We’ve been really lucky that the customers are very supportive and are still coming in.

“We’ve taken on a couple of new staff at 4 Coo Wynd and I’m looking for a couple more for lunchtimes.”

The cafe is open from Monday to Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday, 10am-2pm. Children under 11 eat free (one child per adult).

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