St Albans city centre coffee shop still open for business

PUBLISHED: 11:45 27 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:31 27 March 2020

St Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura Bill

St Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura Bill

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A St Albans coffee shop is welcoming customers during the Coronavirus shutdown.

St Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura BillSt Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura Bill

Nkora in Market Place, has had to remove all tables and chairs since the new government rules and move to takeaway food and drink only.

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With the extra shop space the owner thought it was a good opportunity to help St Albans residents by providing essential groceries to the local community.

Owner Emile Mehmet said: “We’re focusing on high-quality essentials - basically things I haven’t been able to find in the shops, such as bread, eggs, milk, cheeses, and a small selection of fruit and veg that changes daily.

St Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura BillSt Albans coffee shop Nkora is open for business amid Coronavirus shutdown. Picture: Laura Bill

“As always we’re working mainly with small, local suppliers, and we’re only offering things that you can’t find in the supermarkets.

“So far we’ve had a great response and lots of support, and we intend to slowly expand our offering over the coming weeks.”


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