Since opening Widcombe Deli in January 2017, Nicky and Jon Ison have received a very warm reception and now have a whole host of loyal regular customers.
Having previously worked in the corporate food industry, they took the opportunity to open this charming local deli/café and engage with the tight-knit community after moving to the area. They want people to feel they’re coming into their kitchen at home, so worked hard on bringing decorative personality to the deli.
The couple pride themselves on independence – everything is home-baked from local produce, plus they have their own brand of coffee, j.j beano’s.
The café and deli seats around 40 guests with lots of sunny outside space. It’s also dog friendly and serves quiches, pastries, bakes, snacks and salads as well as a great range of homemade cakes. They offer outside catering for parties and picnics and can also deliver too. Gluten-free options. Three separate seating areas ensure that Widcombe Deli retains its quiet and relaxed atmosphere, even when busy.
Talking to customers (and their dogs) and hearing what they want has shaped the transformation of Widcombe Deli, giving local people a place to meet and chat while enjoying fantastic local produce.