A full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the 60 residents of the new Evergreen Court retirement complex can enjoy a new community café opening  in the heart of Amesbury soon. Evergreen Café, Kingsgate, Amesbury, next to Amesbury Archer Primary School, opens on Monday, September 24, to serve the public seven days a week from 7.30am to 7.30pm.


The newly-built café, run by Salisbury husband and wife duo, Brett and Rufaro Mavunga, aims to create a ‘healthy and contemporary twist’ to the menu. Rufaro said: “While you won’t find ‘fast food’, you can definitely enjoy ‘quick food’, but with a very contemporary, home-cooked, fresh and healthy appeal, and at affordable prices. Above all, we want to cook food that is really delicious!”


Community is important to the Christian couple. Their vision is to bring the community together in the café and that gave the novice entrepreneurs the advantage over their competitors to win the Evergreen Café contract (trading as Visiting Chef Wiltshire) Ltd.


“We couldn’t believe it when we heard from Wiltshire Council that we’d won the contract,” said Rufaro, “but we have a big vision for this place. We have lived all over the UK and the Salisbury area is the best of all! It is family friendly, very smiley and very kind. We have been saddened by the trauma suffered by Salisbury and Amesbury in recent months, so this is a fresh start for Amesbury – a new café, a new meeting place, where people can relax and feel at home in the heart of the community.”


The couple plan to provide a corporate service and outside catering to businesses in the region – from a simple sandwich to full buffets for outside events, business lunches and conferences.
Tables can be pre-booked on T: 07473 594760 or E: visitingchef@hotmail.com allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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