Blending the old with the new at Letchworth station café

An Edwardian themed café opened at Letchworth Garden City Station recently, offering a wide range of drinks and hot and cold snacks.

Rico’s Coffee is owned and managed by Hassan Atta, who has been running a café at St Neots Station for the past ten years.

The new Letchworth café is situated in what used to be a disused room on the London-bound platform.

The renovations, carried out by local firm A.R.W. Contractors Ltd, were part funded by the Railway Heritage Trust in an effort to restore the grade 2 listed structure to its historical grandeur.

Features include the original fireplace and a selection of early 20th Century rail notices on the walls.

The Café was officially opened during a celebration at the station last week by FCC’s Customer Service Director, Keith Jipps.

Speaking at the celebrations Keith Jipps said:

“The new Rico’s Coffee looks fantastic and is certainly a welcome addition to Letchworth Garden City Station.

“Hassan has a great reputation at St Neots and I am confident that our customers here in Letchworth will appreciate the quality of products and service that Hassan provides.”

Hassan Atta commented:

“We have only been open for a week and we are already receiving some fantastic feedback from customers. I would like to thank First Capital Connect for all their help and I look forward to working together in Letchworth as well St Neots.”

Rico’s Coffee offers FCC customers premium gourmet coffee, cold drinks, hot good and snacks. It is open Monday – Saturday, 6am to 6pm.

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