'Chicchi café' has been opened in Leyton's Jubilee Park

Chicci employees (from right to left) Metin Esen, Mia Scott and Gemma Mayho are ready to serve at the new Leyton Jubilee Park café.

Chicci employees (from right to left) Metin Esen, Mia Scott and Gemma Mayho are ready to serve at the new Leyton Jubilee Park café.

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A new café has opened in Leyton after a small business owner fought of competition for one of the more scenic spots in Waltham Forest.

Visitors to Leyton’s Jubilee Park can now enjoy food and drink served by ‘Chicchi’.

Owner Metin Esen jumped at the chance to run his third cafe in the open space when it was put out to tender by the council.

He has promised visitors ‘something special’.

“It’s wonderful to branch out and to open somewhere a little different. The park is such a beautiful location and even while going through the process of getting the place set up and open we have had plenty of people eager to make use of the place,” he added.

“We offer a healthier range of options than your run of the mill greasy spoon – there’s no fry-ups, but plenty of salads, pasta and freshly made sandwiches.”

The café shares the same building as the Eton Manor Running Club, close to the new bridge at the heart of Leyton Jubilee Park.

The park has transformed the 14 hectares of Ive Farm and Marsh Lane Playing Fields into a single open space.

It already has a pirate ship play area, outdoor gym, football pitches, basketball court and a pavilion.

Leader of Waltham Forest Council, Chris Robbins, said that the new business will enhance the appeal of the already popular park.

During a council consultation, 68 per cent of local residents who responded said that they would like to see a café open in the park.

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:55pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

I see they are supporting the diabetes campaign with their products.
I see they are supporting the diabetes campaign with their products. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

8:25am Thu 10 Jul 14

ChazFinch says...

I wish them all the best with this venture.This is the kind of thing that can really make a difference to open spaces and parks.
I wish them all the best with this venture.This is the kind of thing that can really make a difference to open spaces and parks. ChazFinch
  • Score: 4

6:39am Fri 11 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

ChazFinch wrote:
I wish them all the best with this venture.This is the kind of thing that can really make a difference to open spaces and parks.
And a big difference to people's sugar intake.
[quote][p][bold]ChazFinch[/bold] wrote: I wish them all the best with this venture.This is the kind of thing that can really make a difference to open spaces and parks.[/p][/quote]And a big difference to people's sugar intake. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree