A DAD has opened a coffee van in a Wirral park after as part of his recovery from a motorcycle accident.

Robert Palmer, from Liscard, wanted to open his own mobile café in February last year but was left bed-bound for three months with nerve damage to his right arm after falling off his motorbike.

Now, almost one year later, the 55-year-old has began operating Central Park Coffee & Ice-cream from the back of his van in Central Park in Wallasey.

Wirral Globe: Robert Palmer on his motorbikeRobert Palmer on his motorbike (Image: Robert Palmer)

Robert said: “I lost the use of my right arm completely after the accident so while I was healing I thought about what I was going to do.

“I had started looking at the idea of doing a mobile café and with me being a full-time dad to my daughter it ticked all the boxes.”

Wirral Globe: Robert Palmer operates Central Park Coffee & Ice-cream from the back of his van in Central Park in WallaseyRobert Palmer operates Central Park Coffee & Ice-cream from the back of his van in Central Park in Wallasey (Image: Robert Palmer)

Robert serves freshly ground coffee, hot chocolate, teas, cold drinks, fresh baps, pasta pots and cakes seven days a week.

He said: “At the moment our winter hours are 10am-5pm and then in the summer it will be 8am-6pm.

Wirral Globe: Some of the products on offer in Central ParkSome of the products on offer in Central Park (Image: Robert Palmer)

“I think in the summer we’ll be really busy. I’m going to be adding ice cream which will include vegan options, iced coffees, frappes and some international coffees which we’re hoping will work really well. So should be something a bit different really.”

Wirral Globe: Robert Palmer, 55, from LiscardRobert Palmer, 55, from Liscard (Image: Robert Palmer)

Central Park Coffee & Ice-cream began trading on Thursday (February 1) before officially opening on Saturday (February 3).

Wirral Globe: Hot chocolateHot chocolate (Image: Robert Palmer)

Robert said: “The soft launch was really good and the opening was fantastic especially considering the weather. I was really happy with the results - it was great.

“It’s been really well received which has been nice. I’ve got a two year permit there so it should be really good over the summer.

Wirral Globe: Central Park Coffee & Ice-creamCentral Park Coffee & Ice-cream (Image: Robert Palmer)

“I can’t quite fully close my right hand so I'm absolutely useless with the latte art but I’m getting about and doing things so it’s just building the muscle now the main thing was the nerve damage. A lot of things I had to learn to do left-handed but I’m working on being able to do it.”