KRAVE Deli in Wilsden been unveiled as the winner of the Telegraph & Argus’ Best Cafe competition.
Owners Louise Morgan and Emma Chapman sat down for a “celebratory cup of tea” after hearing they had won the newspaper’s inaugural award.
We know a lot of people in our village and they’ve really got behind us. It’s been absolutely overwhelming” – Louise Morgan
Krave Deli moved onto the village’s street back in January, serving up Italian and Mediterranean street food as well as hot drinks and cake.
Louise, who wanted to give a “massive thank you” to those who voted for the business, said: “We were really shocked when we were told that we’d won.
“We’ve only had the business for around 9 or 10 months. To win something like this, we just can’t say thank you enough.
“We know a lot of people in our village and they’ve really got behind us. It’s been absolutely overwhelming.”
It is an award celebrated by the whole of Wilsden and a high street both owners take pride in.
The businesswomen were handed the keys for the cafe at the end of December last year and is proud to say it is a Wilsden cafe staffed by people from the village itself.
Louise said: “All the local businesses they’ve been supporting us.
“In any town and city, all these local businesses just keep the community spirit alive.
“Everybody’s taken to us. We are from Wilsden ourselves.
“We have a lot of parents and kids that come in and support us.”
Moving forwards the cafe is applying for an alcohol license to allow it to open into the evening.
Louise said: “We’re just going to carry on building on what we’re doing and coming up with new innovative ideas.
“We’d just like to thank everyone really that took the time to vote and get us into the top 20.
“We’re a fairly new business.
“It’s nice to know we’ve got that support of our community.
“It’s been amazing.”
Lauren Wood, marketing executive for newspaper sales at the Telegraph & Argus, said: “Huge congratulations to Krave Deli on coming out on top in our Best Café Competition.
“Krave’s customers really got behind them to help get them to the number one spot.
“It just shows how much their customers value their quality service and most importantly, their food and beverages.
“There was an astounding response from the top 20 finalists and their customers, all cafes shortlisted should feel so proud at the lovely words customers shared in their nominations.
“It’s great to see how each café across Bradford and district really has its own community.
“Thanks to everyone for getting behind the competition and shouting about the amazing cafes and coffee shops we have in the city.”