Famous Frescoes under new ownership

Published on 05 May 2021

Event in Bedford Town Centre

Frescoes Coffee House made international headlines in 2013 when the authentic art technique was used to recreate part of Michelangelo’s Libyan Sibyl on the building in Mill Street.


Now long-standing owner Kevin Kavanagh has handed over the espresso machine and more, to employee, now owner, Xanthe Jackson.

Xanthe will be a familiar face to regular customers of Frescoes, as she has worked there for 16 years. Now at the age of 43, she is the boss:  “I’ve always loved this work and now I am excited to take on the new challenge of being the owner as we come out of lockdown.”

Kevin is concentrating on his new business: Blue Glass wine bar in St Peter’s Street, but will remain on hand to offer advice and support to the team.


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