A Stapleford cafe has reopened to the public after a change of name and a swap in management.
The Station, formerly known as The Terrace Cafe, opened its doors again for the first time on Tuesday following several weeks of refurbishment.
New proprietors Hayley Wigley, 36, and Lisa Birks, 36, expressed delight to finally get their new business on Toton Lane up and running.
“It’s a dream come true,” explained Hayley, adding: “We both saw the opportunity to take over The Terrace Cafe and knew it was too good to turn down.”
The Station is hoping to appeal to both locals and commuters from the nearby tram stop with a selection of sandwiches and hot meals.
Alongside traditional cafe food, Hayley and Lisa want to introduce their own ideas and stamp their unique mark on the business.
Lisa said: “We’re going to be making our own home cooked lunches as well as having some deals like our OAP special.
“We’ll also be hosting food night events. The first one will be an Italian night which I’m hoping will go down well with customers.”
Professional chef Lisa is particularly keen to use her culinary knowledge. Trained in Italian cuisine, she cut her teeth in her father’s restaurant as a teenager.
She said: “My dad taught me everything I know about food. I tried to do other jobs but I always ended up coming back to chef work.
“This cafe is a chance for me to establish myself. I just want the public to come down and give us a chance, I’m sure they’ll be very impressed with our service.”