A NEW cafe and lifestyle store is opening in Caversham, next month.

The Collective, co-owned by Caversham residents Sam Smith and Susie Jackson, is expected to open in mid April.

Located on Church Road, the cafe will serve coffee and food including breakfast, brunch and lunch.

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Co-owner Sam explained they will use "fresh, local ingredients" and source bread from local bakers and free range eggs from local farmers.

The shop will also have a grocery where customers can buy fresh food such as eggs, sausages, bread and butter.

Homewares and gifts will also be sold such as ceramics and kitchenware.

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Both Sam and Susie have a "passion" for interior design and explained they will be creating a minimalistic, Scandinavian interior with a feel of luxury and comfort.

Sam added: “It will be a friendly welcoming place.

"We look forward to welcoming everybody in the near future.”