Such has been the success of La Petite France, Vanessa has already had to change her original business model.

“We initially did not have a sit-in facility and now we do, by popular demand!” she added.

“I have been absolutely amazed at the way the business has been received in the town and we have so many returning customers. We also have people travelling for our French desserts, even from as far as Donegal.

“I get so many messages saying how nice it is to see something different in Coleraine and like La Petite France there are a number of different independent traders opening up in the town centre which is great.”

What does the future hold for Vanessa and La Petite France?

“Hopefully expanding the business!” she concluded.

La Petite France
11 Abbey Street,