OUR STORY

August 2010

Tank Opens Number 6

After leaving the building sites in Dublin, Tank opens Number 6 Sandwich & Coffee Shop with his young apprentice Skinny by his side. The lads got hard to work setting the foundations of what was to be “Tank & Skinny’s.” The term “every day is a school day springs to mind”.

August 2010

July 2016

Number 6 (2) / The WorkShop Coffee Co.

The lads embark on their biggest challenge yet, opening a 100 seater coffee shop & in-house bakery, with the help of family and friends pulling numerous all-nighters they opened the then called Workshop Coffee Co. just in time for the annual Muff Festival.

July 2016

2017

Rebranding

You can’t fight the big guys!

In late 2017 The Workshop Coffee Co. changed its name to the aptly named Tank & Skinny’s, there’s a long story behind it, grab a coffee and we’ll tell you all about it!

2017

June 2018

T&S Seaside Opens Its Doors

Tank & Skinny’s Seaside is born, situated at the Pier in Buncrana overlooking the beautiful Lough Swilly.

The lads relocate the bakery to the new premises. This new hub will then deliver fresh goods 7 days a week to both Muff & Letterkenny.

With the guts of 60 staff Tank & Skinny had their hands full but with the help of their managers Peter (Number 6), Claire (Muff) and Aisling (Seaside) the lads get a chance to try and keep ahead of the game with new and exciting menus and looking towards the next challenge.

June 2018

2020

The dreaded word…Covid!

Tank and Skinny’s was known throughout the town for its delicious coffee, tasty snacks, and cozy atmosphere. But in 2020, the cafe had to close its doors for the year. Why, you ask? Well, it wasn’t because of a lack of customers or a shortage of ingredients. No, it was because of the biggest buzzkill of the year – COVID-19.

2020

2021

We’re Back

As masks were mandatory, we had to soldier on! The staff just loved their new item of clothing, the customers, on the other hand, struggled to drink their lattes without spilling all over their face coverings. It was like a game of coffee cup Jenga, with the masks adding an extra layer of difficulty.

It was time to go global and bring T&S to the North with our first store opening in Limavady. Taking over the new premises was a little bit terrifying, but the people of Limavady supported us in full force!

2021

July 2022

The Terrace

The amazing views of Tank and Skinny’s seaside gets even better!

The construction gets underway at T&S’s Buncrana to build the new terrace area overlooking the scenes of the Lough Swilly. This idea was an absolute must and what a success it has turned out to be!

July 2022

November 2022

Clooney Road Van Opening

As the coffee van trend swept the streets of Ireland, we had to set-up our own! 

The Tank and Skinny’s Van was born on the Clooney Road, Derry providing some delicious roadside coffee to go!

November 2022

2023

Here We Are

Well….Who knows what the future has in store?

2023
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