Follow Your Bliss Cafe on Bangor High Street has closed due to financial difficulties.

The cafe strived to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both the local community and the planet, and also tried to use local food providers, promoting them and using local produce in their prepared food.

Established in 2015, Follow Your Bliss moved to its much larger premises on Bangor High Street in June 2018, with the aim of creating a wellness centre for Bangor, including yoga studios and several therapy rooms focusing on health and wellbeing.

Having announced the closure two weeks ago, a statement on the Follow Your Bliss Facebook page yesterday read: “Some say we were in the wrong place …it would of worked if you were in Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester or Chester that’s what some would say….but we choose Bangor for nearly 5 years and with that we have had so many memories and amazing souls who came and touched our lives and took part in our crazy experiment.

“Yes we lost money but we gained so much more the hearts and gratitude of our community and no amount of money can take that from us. All of the amazing FYB staff we have had so much laughter and the odd tears.

“I take with me lessons in friendship and kindness and a knowing we did a bloody good job. May our adventures always connect us with people who allow us to be more who we are supposed to be and with that allow the world to become a more beautiful place….Thank you.”

Photo: Follow Your Bliss owner Lesley Wills, receiving a Business Award from Prince Charles in 2016, for developing her probiotic health drink Kefir.