Story & photos: Brent Moya
Burngreave's latest cafe venture comes with years of catering experience and takes the term "meals on wheels" to new heights!
Local resident Chris Griffin has been operating a removal business for the past 25 years and deemed the van too old for removals. "I bought the van from Pickfords 15 years ago but rather than scrap it, I thought I'd try something different. We get quite a few lads in here who work for Pickfords who have previously used this vehicle so its pretty amusing to have them sitting inside it all these years later!" he added.
His wife Jeanie runs the cafe, having previously managed British Telecom's catering department for over 10 years. Certificates highlighting her achievements at BT can be found on the interior walls, while Chris tells us they were awarded 4 gold stars from the people at health and hygiene.
Mr Griffin says she had become bored with early retirement which she had taken some 12 months previously.
"Jeanie has always fancied running her own cafe so I thought it a good and interesting business venture for us both. The current economic climate means I'm getting less work in removals so this can help to bring in additional revenue."
Chris says knowing the area helped him to pick the right location for the business, "I've lived round here all my life so I already had a good idea about other businesses in the area." Naturally they opted to operate the Cafe from their removals yard on Sorby Street making it easier for both businesses to run smoothly.
The cafe is ideal for those wanting something different, to find out for yourself pay them a visit at:
53 Sorby Street, opposite Staffordshire Arms Open Monday -Friday 8am-2.30pm
The menu includes:
Full English Breakfast, vegetarian breakfast, daily specials such as lasagne or stew and dumplings, jacket potatoes, omlettes, hot and cold sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls, muffins, scones and hot and cold drinks. Phone orders: 07852 579 444
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