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Café in the park

Leyton Jubilee Park goes from strength to strength, with a brand new café being the latest addition complementing the spectacular pirate ship play equipment, outdoor gym, natural play equipment, play areas, football pitches, basketball court and pavilion.

Leader of Waltham Forest Council, Chris Robbins, said, “We carried out a consultation with local people last summer to find out what else they wanted to see in the park and 68 per cent of local residents who responded suggested a café.

“Well personally I couldn’t agree with them more and I think anyone coming down here will be very pleased with what’s on offer. The park was already extremely popular and this can only enhance it even further.”

The Council went out to tender and the successful bidders turned out to be Chicchi – a company that already operates two other cafes in East London. The proprietor of Chicchi, Metin Esen, is excited about opening his third outlet in Leyton Jubilee Park.

“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.

“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. We look forward to serving all you hungry and thirsty park users!”

The café shares the same building as the Eton Manor Running Club, close to the new bridge, sitting very much 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.

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

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