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.”