For the latest in our Member Spotlight series, we catch up with coffee aficionados and cake wizards Local Hero. We hear all about their Kingston roots, their family ethos and the gorgeous coffee, cakes and sandwiches that they have been serving up in Kingston since 2007.
Local Hero is a family-owned business first established in 2004 in Fulham, but has been one of Kingston’s gems since 2007.
From the very beginning of our charming establishment, we have prided ourselves in adding value to the community of Kingston upon Thames. Our local family-oriented owners have been passionate about the quality and character of our services while delivering a familiar embrace to every customer.
As a small business, we make sure to engage with the local community, by donating to local schools and supporting sports clubs with the intention of giving back to those who support us.
Since we started, we have prioritised making coffee the heart of our business. We’ve since evolved our focus into perfecting our very own medium roast coffee blends to create a sweet, caramelly ristretto-style espresso, which is proudly being mastered in-house. Our creamy coffee blends combine perfectly with a warm, jovial environment for any affair.
Our creative owner, Petar, had the childhood dream of playing his playlists in a coffee shop of his own. With a passion for interior and design, he has carefully curated every inch of our shop to the minute detail: from the vintage lighting to the colours of the cups! We like to maintain our stylish aesthetic with the current trends by keeping up to date with social media platforms, and encourage all of our team to get involved.
Freshly made by our chef, the cakes are made with organic wholegrain spelt flour, with a selection of gluten and dairy-free options. As well as our sweet treats, we offer premium
focaccia melts, made every morning by our team. This all pairs beautifully with expertly selected playlists, ranging from ambient jazz to your favourite ‘80s throwbacks.
Whether we’re your cycle route pit-stop or your escape in between errands, you’ll be in good hands with good coffee. You might even say we live up to our name… 😉
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