All change for Sheffield’s café society

May Rowley and sister Emily at Thelma's
May Rowley and sister Emily at Thelma's

Popular Sharrow Vale café Thelma’s is on the move, as sisters May and Emily Rowley switch to bigger premises in Nether Edge.

But regular customers will not lose their favourite watering hole: the café is being taken over by long-serving assistant Abbie Higgins.

The hand-over is set for July 1, when May and Emily move over to Homemade, working alongside the current owners for a month before the summer break. They will spend August putting their own stamp on the place and reopen in September as Homemade by Thelma’s (named after their grandma).

“We will be bringing a touch of Thelma’s magic to the heart of Nether Edge, combining everything that has made both cafés great,” says May. “We’ll be terribly sad to leave Sharrow Vale, but we feel the time is right to move somewhere bigger, so we can produce more hot food and take on the challenge of bistro and burger nights.”

Meanwhile Abbie is planning to make her mark on Thelma’s – which will be renamed in due course by the café’s Facebook friends.

Changes will be made gradually ready for the relaunch in September.