28 days ago
This little shop has escalated to a level beyond any other coffee/deli in the Surrey area by far. These guys put big chain 'coffee shops' to such shame, and are a perfect example for aspiring independent owners and entrepreneurs! Firstly and most importantly the life's blood of this place is the excellent service and hospitality. The main owner is one the nicest and warm people you will ever meet. He greets his customers with an open heart and takes time to chat and LISTEN to people and what they have to say. I have never seen him passive to anyone that steps foot into that door. This seems to set an exceptional example to his staff, they are all very helpful and interested in their work and customers. I have had the change to chat to a few, and realised how much passion they all share about coffee itself, hospitality and the community built around the cafe, which reflects this shop's origin...Greece! They rising popularity of this place can affect waiting time every so often, however, patience is bliss. Secondly, in regards to the coffee they produce, they have clearly spent a lot of time looking for a great coffee bean brand and tweaking details to their techniques. Although at my very first visits here, the coffee would be inconsistent, after trial and error they have created a trademark flavour. They offer brilliant turkish/greek coffee options as well, made with traditional mastery. Its not only their coffee range and quality that is spot on however. They have a very tasty range of home made pastries (both sweet and savoury) fit to facilitate any diet. Their portions are generous, filling and healthy. They also offer a few desserts which I have not tried yet, as they are not as guilt free... Lastly, the most obvious and great element that I expect from coffee houses is hygiene and presentation. These guys have it nailed and it feels homely being there. See for yourself, even by glancing from across the street, you can see a great community of familiar faces on a daily basis supporting the shop and enjoying being part of such a wonderful little hub.