Presse Café Cyprus is opening soon a new Express shop, on Limasol Avenue, in Nicosia. The store will serve frappés, espresso, hot and cold drinks, along with fresh and healthy food.
Our Presse Café CEO and his esteemed advisors are presently in Russia. Their mission is to explore and weight the opportunities for us in Moscow over the next years. Stay tuned!
Why is it that when seen from the outside, some people seem to succeed in their business with a lot of ease? We decided to talk to our experts and it's Mr. Hussain, owner of two Presse Café branches at Quartier DIX30 and Square DIX30, who will be sharing with us his "winning recipe" for this week.
After 35 years in the trade and export field both here and abroad, M. Hussain became the owner of a Presse Café franchise without having planned it much. It was the kind of opportunity that you feel that you have to seize with the intention of doing something great with it.
Mr Hussain is a "real" businessman. It shows through the passion that pierces through each sentence when he talks about his business and explains to what he owes its success.
"When I start something I go all the way! It was like this from the beginning and still is. It is what I taught my children who are working with me to do. At first, you have to be aggressive as in determined, stubborn! Then you have to go all the way with your ideas without ever giving up, even when you encounter obstacles and difficulties. And to be able to do that, you must love what you're doing."
Customers have noticed that the attention to details in order to impress them and to make their visits to Presse Café enjoyable have been multiplied since Mr. Hussain and his family took over those two branches.
"We have embellished the terrace, gave a new look to the place and increased our daily salad selection by varying our offers. We take our time with each client when serving them the perfect coffee and plate they want, and in addition, to ensure the quality and the freshness of the products, we pay special attention to the presentation of our plates because we first and foremost "eat" with our eyes!"
For him, the word-of-mouth is the best advertising strategy. "When customers take the trouble to point out how delicious the food was and how much they appreciated the welcome they received from us, we know that they will tell their friends and find opportunities to come back" he said.
The secret? You have to work hard!
When asked what he means by "work hard," he hastens to explain that the quality of work is not measured by the number of hours you put in.
"We work a few hours each day. Between seven and eight. However, it is important to clarify the work, to make it more efficient and to simplify everyone's tasks. Working hard is putting your utmost in what you're doing in order to make it perfect. As simple as that. It is also coming up with ways to be more efficient. All this comes with loving what you do of course"
And finally, he attributes much of this work and success to his team that he shaped to his liking, obviously.
"It is important to get the team involved. I work with my family, my son, my daughter, but the employees also became part of the family. They are our children. And every day we ask them their opinion. When they taste our products they know that they're good and become more convincing when assisting the clients with their choice because they know. No need to pretend!"
If the Presse Café concept is strong in itself, people like Mr. Hussain who know how to surround themselves with a strong team give Presse café its flavor, its unique colors and that little extra that makes you come back again and again. To speak with Mr. Hussain and to drink a good cup coffee on the flowered terrace.
It is hard to believe that Presse Café Cyprus is already celebrating 4 years!
Congratulations to Theodoros Kringou and his team for rising and nurturing the Presse Café spirit amongst the Chypriote community.
The new franchisee of Presse Café St-Hilaire considers himself lucky because he discovered at the age of 39 his real vocation. Greeting people, cooking for them and offering them a second home, the time of a meal or a coffee, was always a thrill for him. He loves people and takes a great pleasure serving them as a restaurant owner.
We asked him to describe his journey a little more.
Before joining Presse Café network, I worked in the hotels and restaurants field for 18 years and between Hotel Management studies, Sommelier Training at the ITHQ, working shifts at receptions, nights’ auditions, room service at hotels and as a waiter at restaurants, I learned my job.
When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a singer, a dancer, a doctor, a fireman, an architect, a chef like any kid of my age. Then with time, the idea of owning my own restaurant grew and took roots in me.
Now, I will have the chance to welcome the locals in the Presse Café and somehow be there for them while they’re enjoying their relaxation moments outside the office hours or school or home.
Do I need to add that I am already thrilled at the idea of being part of this great community that revolves around Presse Café morning, noon and evening?
Presse Café Mont St-Hilaire is open from 6 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and from 7 am to 7 pm on weekends.
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Presse Café Cyprus opened its new store December 19h, on the premises of the movie K-Cineplex in the area of Makedonitissas. The big cinema parking, the indoor and outdoor space and Wi-Fi services, makes our new store the ideal place for meetings, and special events.
The authentic espresso bar and the sophisticated menu is the best choice for a quality breakfast, a business lunch or dinner.
To find out Presse Café at K-Cineplex's operating hours and the full address, click here.
Indulge your senses with NEW COFFEE DRINKS! Irish and Calypso Coffee... at Presse CAFE Cyprus.
Jameson Irish Whiskey and Presse Cafe Cyprus organizing an exciting event on
Friday, November 7, 2014
at Presse cafe Stavrou
from 17:00 - 22:00
Try new recipes made from coffee and authentic Irish whiskey from Jameson's and Presse Cafe's team!! See you there !!
Presse Cafe and Go Bazz..Art Cyprus are hosting a Bazz.Art event at Presse Café Library at Strovolos Municipal Library. The event will take place this
Saturday, 8th of November
from 10:00 - 18:00
At the bazzar will be available for purchase: hand made gifts, jewellery, home-decor, accessories, aromatic soaps and food.
For kids entertainment: Face panting, clown, balloon-creations, music.
Sponsored by: KLIK FM Cyprus
Please join us!
Everyone enjoyed Presse Café's kids event which took place in Presse Café Stavrou in Nicosia on Saturday 4th of October. Face painting, music and dancing, along with our animator's fairy tale theme filled the ambiance with smiles and magic.
A local radio station sponsored the event along with our team co-operation.