NEW independent coffee shop ‘Streets Coffee’ officially opens this Friday, with an exquisite choice of firework themed cakes being served throughout the day and an early evening champagne and canape reception from 6-8pm open to invited guests and regular customers.

289 Finchley Road has been transformed into a coffee shop by London Community Church, who meet on the first floor in the community venue of the O2 Centre every Sunday morning. Chris and Nikki Williams – who lead the church and host Streets Coffee during its opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday – are passionate about the opportunity to serve the local community on Finchley Road and the surrounding streets.

Chris takes care of the coffee side of the business (artisan roasted, fairtrade, from Peru) and has always been passionate about coffee and community. He says, “Our heart here is to create a real community hub. We are here to serve the local community with a great coffee, and a friendly chat, in a homely atmosphere. We have a casual, family-gathering feel to our ground floor space and we are excited about the potential of using our basement space as a venue for hosting community events and groups.” Nikki originally comes from Cyprus and has a passion for hospitality as well as for mediterranean foods. She says, “We want Streets to be a home from home kind of place - where people feel they are well looked after. It has been wonderful to see families coming in and children making use of the toys and books corner, as well as business people, students, tourists. We are thrilled beyond words to be at this point of officially launching and to have found such an incredible neighborhood of coffee and community enthusiasts.” Matt Hughes, Assistant Manager at Streets says, “I really enjoy working at Streets, in particular the challenge of running the day to day service smoothly and efficiently despite a small team. The details matter to me and so I’ve enjoyed making small changes on the menu reflecting the change in the season. It’s fantastic to work on such a busy road in central London and still feel like you’re working with a close knit community of regular customers.”


Notes to editors

1. Photographs are available and Chris and Nikki are happy to be interviewed; please contact Streets Communications Manager Corinne Scotland on 07590403166 to arrange or

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4. More information about London Community Church can be found at

5. Enquiries for use of Streets Coffee multipurpose basement space should be sent to

289 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ND

0207 435 7604 /

Registered Charity No. 292014 (London Community Church)