One of the newest independent businesses to join the thriving St Andrews food and beverage scene might ring abell with many of our older residents as the Palompo name once again appears in St Andrews. Joe’s Cafe in the 50’s and 60’s was the place to be seen and socialise in St Andrews and the first to own a dukebox. it was owned and run by Jeseppe Palompo (born in St Andrews in 1915) to Italian migrants from Rome.
Sixty years on his great grandson Archie Renton has opened this superb new Espresso bar next door to his father Dougie’s Oriental Rug Shop on South Street. In addition to the disctingtive, quality coffee the shop also serves a great range of Italian sandwiches and cakes including ‘Nona’s’ home baked Canoli and Biscotti.