Venture filling a gap in the market following departure of Pissarro
The Coffee Bike serving a customer at Chiswick Pier
There has been an enthusiastic response to the Coffee Bike which has started serving riverside walkers from this Tuesday (6 April).
The venture, which has been set up in partnership with the Chiswick Pier Trust, fills a gap in the provision of refreshments on this stretch of the Thames Path which has existed ever since Pissarro Restaurant closed.
The ‘excellent coffee’ has been widely praised and another customer said, “how good to find a coffee seller also making a really delicious cup of tea!”
The successful community engagement aspect of the project has been praise on social media.
A spokesperson for the Trust said, “The positive comments we have had (I have spent time down there talking to people and just watching how things are going) and the brilliant community feeling down on our stretch of the river is really heart-warming. It makes you realise how many people were upset by Pissarro closing.”
Coffee-bike will be by The Pier House from 9am to 4pm. As well as organic coffee specialties it serves tea, Mocha and hot chocolate,
The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier and Pier House. In this role it manages the commercial and residential moorings at the Pier, as well as venue and conference hire at Pier House.
The trust works to engage people with the River Thames. It provides access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of its own. It also hosts an annual season of 'Talks by the Thames' which highlight the history, wildlife and ecology of the Thames.
For further information on the Pier check the Chiswick Pier Trust's web site.
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April 10, 2021