New cafe and e-bike shop open in Ardmore on Saturday

ARDMORE, PA – A new business in Ardmore marries two beloved things: coffee and cycling.

Up to Eleven opens on Saturday, just in time for the Ardmore Rock N Ride, at 65 Cricket Flats.

The new business is an all-in-one cafe and e-bike shop, bringing together the best of both worlds for coffee and cycling enthusiasts.

The doors of Up to Eleven will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

To celebrate the grand opening, Rock N Ride and the Ardmore Music Hall Music Fest, anyone who comes to the store with a bike helmet can get a filter coffee for half the price. There will also be electric bike demonstrations at the store and in a tent next to the race.

Up to Eleven has 2,000 square feet of retail space in the newly opened Cricket Flats apartment building across from One Ardmore Place. The space includes indoor and outdoor seating for around 30 people, with a mix of tables and lounge furniture.

Customers will find bagels from Kismet Bagels, coffee from Reanimator Coffee, and electric bikes from Specialized.

Up to Eleven will offer Specialized’s full line of Turbo e-bikes, which make e-pedaling easy and fun to get around town, fly along the road, venture on gravel, or explore trails, paths and trails. mountain bike trails.

A percentage of all e-bike sales during opening week will be donated to Community Bike Works, a charity that teaches children bike life lessons.

“Up to Eleven brings together my love for coffee, biking and creating warm and welcoming spaces used in unique ways,” said owner Laura Fay. “After the success I had in partnering to open the Separatist Beer Project, I wanted to create a whole new concept that has never been done before in this neighborhood. Downtown Ardmore is hot with so much amazing restaurant and retail space openings While there are some amazing bakeries and restaurants serving breakfast, there is no real cafe in the city center where you can get Top quality coffee drinks, with great Wi-Fi, relaxed vibe and comfortable seating. I wanted to create a welcoming space that matches Ardmore’s active lifestyle and diverse population – appealing to everyone. world, from students looking for a place to study, to friends looking to catch up, to business people looking to have a good cup of joe with their coworkers. For the bike shop, I wanted to create the genre bicycle shop electrics I’d feel welcome in, without the clutter, judgment, and overwhelming options. My hope is that the two worlds come together, and the café boutique g Our customers are developing an interest in our e-bike program and our e-bike customers find a whole new place to go for bagels, coffee and pastries. ”

The cafe’s opening hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, seven days a week, and the e-bike shop’s opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Up to Eleven website here, call 484-416-3086 and follow @uptoelevenardmore on social media.

Maria R. Newman