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Radu, The Clock

Choose Local Lea Bridge: Radu, The Clock

Published: 5 April 2022
Filed under: Choose Local

The Clock has become one of the Lea Bridge’s most loved cafés over the past few years. Its owners Radu and Anna are passionate about bringing freshly baked products, including traditional Romanian treats to the area. We caught up with Radu over one of The Clock’s delicious sweet cheese pastries.

Hi Radu. Tell us how The Clock came to be – when and why did you start the business?

We had dreamed about having our own small business. We were scared at the beginning, but I thought if we didn’t give it a go we would never know what might have been and we decided to open the café in 2017.

What do you think makes The Clock stand out?

We make most of our products here at the café, our pastries and our pretzels are produced fresh everyday! People are drawn in by the smell of our baking and come to try what we have on offer. People are less used to the delicious Eastern European food that we make and are always curious to try something new.

How has the business grown since you started?

In the beginning, it was hard – we had to do everything we could to get people to come in and try our products, but since then things have gradually picked up, people in the area have got to know us.

Why should people support local businesses?

It’s not just about money, there are a community of small independent businesses in the area and it’s important that they are supported and able to keep going now more than ever.  

Where can people find out more about you?

Visit our café on Church Road or find us on Facebook.