M&S is reopening its cafés, with 49 to serve takeaway hot drinks from tomorrow (14 May).
The 49 have been chosen because they are all next to Food Halls, so customers can grab a coffee to drink while they shop, M&S said. The takeaway hot drinks are all they will serve.
They include cafés branded Marketplace and Coffee to Go.
The move follows a trial at five locations including Maybrook retail park in Canterbury and a Coffee to Go on London’s High Street Kensington.
Social distancing measures had been put in place including Perspex screens at tills, M&S said in an update to customers. Only one member of staff would be on hand to both make drinks and take payment, and floor markings and signage would be in place encouraging shoppers to stay two metres apart.
Hot drinks and lids would be placed in a hatch at the bottom of the screen for “contactless collection”. Customers could then fit the lid themselves, M&S added.
The 49 locations are:
Boucher Rd Belfast
Brent Cross (Marketplace)
Bridge of Don
Canary Wharf (Marketplace)
Clapham (Coffee Bar)
Handforth Dean Conservatory
Hedge End (Coffee Bar)
High St. Kensington (Coffee Bar)*
Kingstown Park Carlisle
Manchester (Coffee Bar)
Marble Arch (Marketplace)
Meadowhall Meole Brace Shrewsbury
One New Change (Marketplace)
Victoria Cardinal Place (Marketplace)*
Westbridge Park Stone