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New Collier Row coffee shop offers half-price food to elderly people every Wednesday

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 June 2017

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell with Havering mayor Councillor Linda Van den Hende at the opening of Crema, a new cafe in Collier Row Road - owner Imran Esghar second from left and cafe spokeswoman, Noma Dakamela in blue. Picture Noma Dakamela.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell with Havering mayor Councillor Linda Van den Hende at the opening of Crema, a new cafe in Collier Row Road - owner Imran Esghar second from left and cafe spokeswoman, Noma Dakamela in blue. Picture Noma Dakamela.

Noma Dakamela

Sandwiches will be served with a smile after a new coffee shop opened with the aim of engaging with members of the community.

A new cafe has opened in Collier Row serving half-priced food for pensioners every Wednesday. Picture: Noma Dakamela. A new cafe has opened in Collier Row serving half-priced food for pensioners every Wednesday. Picture: Noma Dakamela.

Crema, in Collier Row Road, Collier Row, opened on Friday June 16, and owner Imran Esghar, 46, has said all food and drink will be half-price for elderly people every Wednesday.

The coffee shop will take over the premises of the former Aladin’s Cave.

Spokeswoman Noma Dakamela, said: “Walking around the community, we see a lot of lonely elderly people who live on their own.

“They hardly get company and this is a way to create a safe environment for them where they can come and meet other people.”

The coffee shop will be open from 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturdays and 9am to 9pm on Sundays.

Mr Esghar added: “The feedback were got from people is that Collier Row was drying up and a modern coffee shop was needed in the area.”

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