Sweet Aroma of suc­cess at town cen­tre café

The Wokingham Paper - - BUSINESS -

A POP­U­LAR sand­wich bar in Wok­ing­ham town cen­tre is ring­ing the changes af­ter new man­age­ment took over the reins, writes Gemma David­son.

For­mer restau­ra­teur Nathan Street has taken over the helm at Aroma, in Den­mark Street, and is keen to put his own stamp on the busi­ness while re­main­ing sym­pa­thetic to loyal cus­tomers.

Mr Street, who runs the deli with his wife Lisa, said: “We ran a restau­rant down in Bournemouth for many years, but when we started to have a fam­ily, we couldn’t be deal­ing with the long hours and late nights a restau­rant brings.

“We lived in Wok­ing­ham be­fore and were keen to move back into the area, so when I heard that Aroma was up for sale I jumped at the chance.

“I have lots of ideas for things I’d like to try, such as take­away hot­pots and lasagnes, to serve along­side our most pop­u­lar meals.

“We are very much a fam­ily busi­ness, my wife comes in to help when she can, and my daugh­ter works for us part-time at the week­ends.

“There is a real sense of com­mu­nity here in Wok­ing­ham, it’s re­ally great to see. Ob­vi­ously, once Den­mark Street is back open we should see a lot more foot traf­fic, but the of­fices and the busi­nesses around here have been great, they’ve all been in to say hello.

“We’re a very so­cial busi­ness too, we’re build­ing our on­line pres­ence and we’re al­ways look­ing for feed­back and sug­ges­tions from cus­tomers.”

For more on Aroma visit www.face­book. com/aro­ma­wok­ing­ham.

Pic­ture: Gemma David­son

Nathan Street has taken over the Aroma cafe in Den­mark Street

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