Stray's Coffee

Family-owned and run since 2003...

About Us


Starting out making coffee in Stamford back in the early noughties, Mat opened the first ‘official’ Stray’s Coffee in Newark back in 2003, with his sister Liz.

Since then, they’ve developed a superstar team, who make the business what it is today

Mat Short // Co-Founder

We’d love to tell you Stray’s started with a cunning business plan, followed by an awe-inspiring execution of that plan, but really, all Mat wanted was to be able to get a decent brew when he was out and about. That simple rationale has become Stray’s Coffee…

There's nothing clever about doing something well.

We've just spent years honing our craft, in pursuit of the perfect coffee...

… we know what works – and we continue to practise those things, every day.

Liz Mack // Co -Founder

Liz joined the family business after completing her HND in business and management. Little did she know how much those years of study would serve her in the future. Liz has now left the business to follow her calling to become a vicar.

Great coffee tastes better with cake...

...and when it comes to cake, you can't beat cake like mum used to make.

Our cakes are all made on site, from recipes handed down from Mat and Liz’s mum!

Originally, it started out as a home-made chocolate cake, followed by her home-made carrot cake…

Jane has almost managed to retire now, but her own recipes like Fridge Biscuit, Carrot Cake and Millionaire slice continue to be used today, plus variations on the cakes from her old Bero cookbook…

These days, we have a team working from our pastry kitchens, making cakes every day.

They continue to use Mum’s recipes, with a few tweaks here and there, plus our growing range of gluten-free and dairy-free goodies.

We believe cake should be a talking point. So we serve big slabs, full of simple ingredients, with no preservatives or other nasties added…

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