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Pie shop opens in unit that had been left empty for 15 years

'There's no less pack­aging than taking a hot pie and putting it straight onto a plate'

12 March, 2019 — By Dan Carrier

Ibrahim Colliver outside the Affinity cafe

SERVING a traditional London dish whose popularity has stood the test of time, a pie shop has opened in a parade which has long suffered from empty units.

Affinity café, in Highgate Road, opened its doors last month in a shop, once a fish­mongers, which had been shut for around 15 years. The café has been set up by Ibrahim Colliver, left, a foodie who lives just round the corner from his new venture.

Mr Colliver, with a background in food and catering, has sold his own ready-made meals to shops and cafés. But he decided the time had come for him to sell pies – and all the trim­mings – direct to customers.

He said: “I had been running an organic food company – grab-and-go meals. They were popular, and I wanted to do some­thing to reduce my pack­aging – and there can be no less than taking a hot pie and putting it straight onto a plate.”

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