Entrepreneur and writer ‘Deliciously Ella’ has shut down her cafe and deli in South London after being open for less than a year.
The cafe, named ‘The Kitchen Counter’ was in Herne Hill and opened its doors last April. The menu consisted of plant-based food free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar.
When it opened, Ella said: “The kitchen is the heartbeat of our business. Our customers will be the first to try new creations through our ‘taster specials’ and we’re also thrilled to launch our first children’s menu.”
However, according to ‘Go London’, there was a notice placed on the door of the cafe this week, thanking customers and announcing that the cafe has closed.
The cafe was used to supply food for two of the other Deliciously Ella delis located in the West End of London.
The deli in Marylebone has also shut.
A spokesperson for Ella said: “Deliciously Ella announced they will close their smallest deli in Seymour Place, W1, as well as the prep kitchen in Herne Hill.”
“Seymour Place was seen as a way of testing whether Deliciously Ella could attract their digital following to a physical offering. It proved very successful but it became apparent that the success warranted a larger space.
“Weighhouse Street was then offered and has proved incredibly popular. It makes little sense to have two sites in such close proximity.”
Hopefully, the closure is only to make way for bigger and better things to come, and Deliciously Ella fans will be keen to visit new cafes in the future.