On 'browsing' facebook pages, this week I came across this post from Jane Clifford and the team at the delightful WISTOW CAFE BISTRO. As a highly recommended business for many years on The Bestof Market Harborough, I'm excited to congratulate them on their 14th birthday and to read Jane's message which I've shared below:
"That's a pretty impressive achievement, even if we say so ourselves.
Our story begins on the 7th of April 2007. The dream was to transform what was a cold, dark, dank unit, into a friendly rural cafe bistro, serving fresh tasty homemade food with an emphasis on the best locally produced cakes and bakes. Since first opening our doors all those years ago, we’ve battled through many challenges as a small business. Not to mention, a recession, Brexit and a global pandemic 😬.
The last 12 months have been the most challenging I’ve ever had to face as a small business owner. But I’m incredibly proud of the business the cafe has become. That’s largely in part to the amazing people, past and present, who put their hearts and souls into their jobs because they want you to have the best possible experience whenever you visit. I’m so very grateful to have such an incredible group of people standing beside me. From the people you see front of house, to the hard working teams behind the scenes, these guys are the best of the best. Ask any small business owner, your business is only as good as the people you have in your team 😘
Of course, Wistow Cafe Bistro is what it is today because we have the most wonderful loyal customers, some of whom have visited us since we first opened. Thanks to all of you, the cafe has managed to weather the storm of the last 12 months. Looking back, it got pretty hairy there for a while 😳. So thank you for helping keep the dream alive 🙏🏻
Here’s to better days ahead, as we enter our 14th trading year. We can’t wait to open up our outside seating area next week. It’ll be another small step towards feeling like the Wistow Cafe Bistro of old.
Today though we celebrate our birthday, no doubt with a glass of wine or two. Too bad there’s not a decent baker amongst us, to make us a cake!" 😉
Jane & the Wistow Cafe Bistro team
Wistow Cafe Bistro
0116 259 3756