Mystic Coffee Lounge in Cosham aims to bring community together and be a safe space

THE owner of a coffee shop has said she offers more than a good hot drink – with beauty therapies and psychic readings also available.

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Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 12:30 pm
Kate May at Mystic Coffee Lounge in Cosham High Street. Photo by Alex Shute
Kate May at Mystic Coffee Lounge in Cosham High Street. Photo by Alex Shute

Mystic Coffee Lounge’s owner Kate May, 46, says her cafe in Cosham High Street has a ‘really nice community vibe’.

She said: ‘Especially after the lockdown, people have found that they feel safe and comfortable here where they can meet friends or make new friends.

‘We even have people with mental health problems who say they come in and feel safe.’

Doing her bit for the community is important to Kate, who frequently works with charities.

Despite opening three years ago, Kate said it has taken a while to become established but she is now seeing record interest in the cafe’s food, shop and spiritual services.

The cafe has a diverse menu, including its vegan and gluten free options, which Kate says have ‘gone down a treat’.

Kate May at Mystic Coffee Lounge in Cosham High Street. Photo by Alex Shute

Within the cafe there is a ‘mystic gifts shop’ with items that are ‘perfect for gifts and Christmas presents,’ including essential oils, gem stones, crystals and oracle cards.

Behind the coffee shop is a room where the beauty treatments offered by Kate, her partner Colin Flaherty and business partner Ange Pennell take place.

Aiming to help relax customers, therapist Ange offers a range of massages, nail treatments, waxing and tints, as well as various holistic treatments.

Kate offers tarot psychic readings which she says sees her ‘picking up energy around the person’ to tell them what’s going on in their lives and to guide them with what’s going to happen.

Kate May and her partner Colin Flaherty at Mystic Coffee Lounge. Photo by Alex Shute

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Her partner Colin offers mediumship which Kate said is ‘a connection from somebody who’s passed over into the spirit world using evidential messages.’

The lounge also offers workshops and development classes for participants to improve their psychic abilities, and holds many events throughout the year – from psychic suppers, to meditation and healing clinics.

Despite its mystic theme, Kate emphasised that the shop is open to everyone.

She said: ‘We’re aimed towards anyone, we do the vegan menu and regular food, you don’t have to be into the spiritual thing.

‘Some people just come in and have a normal chit chat, we don’t force it on anyone.’

To find the full range of services that Mystic Coffee Lounge offers including its opening times and to book, visit or its Facebook page.

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