COSTA Coffee is reopening seating areas in 44 of its branches today, July 9.
The cafe chain then plans to reopen 2,000 of its stores by the end of July, of which half will offer dine-in for fans.
Costa Coffee temporarily shut all of its stores on March 23 due to coronavirus, even though it was allowed to stay open for takeaway orders.
But the coffee chain, which has 2,700 stores across the UK and Ireland, has been gradually reopening stores since April 24 for takeaway, delivery and drive-thru.
Boris Johnson gave cafes, restaurants and pubs the green light to reopen for dine-in on July 4, but plenty of chains including Greggs and McDonald’s decided not to.
In order to safely offer eat-in, Costa Coffee seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis.