WE shared the news that a brand-new café and bar opened its doors for the first time in Carlisle city last week (October 13).

Loungers has transformed the former Topshop site on English Street into the Bordo Lounge.

Here's how readers reacted.

Adele Louise Carter said: "Walked past yesterday and it was buzzing. Lovely to see the town centre have a great coffee shop culture like many other cities."

Ian Green said: "It looks a lot classier than the tatty old Topshop that was there. The centre of Carlisle is becoming quite aspirational."

Juli Ivanszky said: "Finally a place not in the Lanes I can take my dog. It's so refreshing inside and prices are reasonable."

Rich Graham commented: "Brilliant, great to see an addition like this to Carlisle City Centre."

Sandra Anson said: "Just been this lunchtime - busy but really enjoyed it. Food we ordered tasted lovely and staff were friendly and welcoming and professional."

Richard Thornton added: "Been to loads of these down south - they are great for food and drink."

Adrian Hogarth said: "Had a great meal on Saturday fantastic service," while Joan Batey said: "Was in on Saturday, food was great, coffee was really good."

Christine Courtney said: "Beautiful decor. Friendly staff."

Rachael Mason said: "We popped in last night for a drink and to check the place out. It's lovely. Something totally different for Carlisle, a refreshing change."

Deb Robinson said: "Great atmosphere for drinks and the food looked amazing."