A NEW cafe has opened at the site of a former takeaway in Sedgley following a £30k revamp.

Sandsy’s of Sedgley in Dudley Street has been launched by Dean Sands - it serves food including breakfasts, paninis and cakes, as well as barista coffees.

Dean left a job as regional manager for a utility company to fulfil his dream of working for himself.

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The 47-year-old father-of-three, who lives in Sedgley, spent more than £30k refurbishing the property to open his new venture.

The premises has been completely renovated with new lighting and wiring and refurbished church pews for seating.

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Dean, who used to coach Trysull Tigers football team, said: "We've got good levels of return visitors so we must be doing something right!

"I had the opportunity to leave my job and wanted to go in a different direction.

"I'd always wanted to work for myself.

Dudley News: Liz Wright who works in the cafe Liz Wright who works in the cafe (Image: Handout)

"I thought it was a good opportunity and it's a nice location. - with a supermarket and school nearby - so I decided to go for it.

"I source local produce wherever possible and try to keep a community feel with staff working together to be flexible and help each other with school runs.

"I'd like to let people know we are here and encourage them to come and give us a go."

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The cafe serves breakfasts, barista coffees, sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes and cakes which are baked by Wombourne-based Bake My Day.

It has a deli counter and salad bar.

It offers lots of vegetarian options and caters for people with food tolerances.

Sandsy's is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8am till 4pm, on Wednesdays from 8am till 2pm, on Saturdays from 9am till 2pm and on Sundays from 9am till noon.