Café Amiti at La Nouvelle Maraitaine has gone from strength-to-strength since its reopening in July under new management.
Nour and Jill Sayed Ahmed took over management of the café at the extra-care development run by the Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) after it was temporarily closed earlier this year.
Four months since they took over, the café has experienced a radical change and has become a staple at the development and its surrounding community with its varied menu and family-friendly atmosphere.
Nour is originally from the Middle East, where food is seen as an important way of bringing people together, and hopes to replicate this spirit at Café Amiti.
“Nour and I have enjoyed getting to know the residents, families and locals and being able to provide a space for community and togetherness over a good plate of food. People have been so welcoming and we hope to build upon what we have already done,” said Jill Sayed Ahmed.
“We truly believe food is at the centre of friendship and community and we’d like to see more people open to experiencing something different to their usual weekend plans or lunchtime and evening takeaways.”
GHA chief executive Steve Williams added: “Closing the café earlier this year was not an easy decision to make but our residents are now benefiting from Nour and Jill’s dedication.
“However with Nour and Jill at the helm, the café has transformed and it really makes a difference to everyone involved when people are clearly passionate about what they do.
“The café is open to everyone and is a great resource for the community so we’d like to encourage anyone to come along and support Nour and Jill in their venture.”
The café is open daily, with the exception of Wednesday, from 8.00 – 14.00 and 16.30 – 22.00 offering a full and varied takeout service. There is still availability and bookings are being taken for Christmas Day lunch on Tel: 200977.