Posted by Devenia Besant on 25 Apr 2020

⭐️ Tell us a bit about you and your business?

All Things Nice is an independent cafe in the heart of #Ewell Village and was 6 years old in March. Owned and operated by Nicci & Sara. Home-made and Mum-made is our motto.

We have evolved in that time into a space serving the community with more than just food and drink and really feel a part of the village. We run & host various workshops and classes in our private area from The Baby Room to Networking to cake decorating, charity fundraising and more. In the main cafe we serve breakfast lunches and snacks, with quality rainforest alliance coffee and locally sourced food.

⭐️ What’s changed for your business since the outbreak of Covid-19?

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 towards the end of March things changed pretty quickly in our little world 🌎. For the first week we operated as a take-away, however it soon became apparent that not only was this not financially viable but both Sara & I had our kids at home from school that needed us. After closing we were starkly aware that we could still be of use to the community by way of cooking 1 day a week for the local hospital and ambulance service as part of an Epsom based collective funded by public donation. Its been an absolute pleasure to be able to contribute to society at this time and help were we can while still being able to be there for our children the majority of the time.

Although closing is not ideal it did seem like the responsible thing to do for our staff customers and families.

We have been able to be supported by the government help and will furlough our staff for the next few weeks. Hopefully the lockdown with be relaxed by next month and we can open for business again. Perhaps with a fresh lick of paint!

I’m in touch with lots of our customers and have promised a big party (mass gathering rules adhered to obviously!) when this is all over. We miss all our customers young, old, inbetween and 4 legged! 👶👵👴🐶

⭐️ Lastly what’s your positive message to help others through this?

We cannot wait to see you all again, serving you delicious treats.

We will be back better than ever and with bells on Watch this space…🤗

Thank you Nicci!

Dee xx

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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