2 February 2015
Empire Foods comes to Ham Common
What was a branch of the florists Pick of the Bunch (their main shop is further down the road in Kingston) has reopened as Empire Foods Coffee and Sandwich Bar. The other cafes in the area always seem to be busy so there may be a market for another one though this one has the disadvantage of being away from Ham Parade and having no close parking.
It is still finding its feet a little and the A-board outside which is there to lure passing trade is currently handwritten and not very obvious. I'm also a little surprised that the sign emphasises "Empire Foods" rather than "Coffee and Sandwich Bar", I would have thought it more important to know what the shop does rather than the name of the company that runs it.
I wish it well and I am pleased to see that the unit was not left empty for very long.