Mica Cafe celebrates 50 years!
Celebrate Mica Cafe’s 50th anniversary this year, with a special offer every Monday throughout January:
8 January – any egg, bacon or sausage roll at 50p each
15 January – every item on the Breakfast Menu at 50p each
22 January – free slice of cake when purchasing any tea or coffee
29 January – 50% off any lunchtime special
In late 1967, Mica Café opened opposite Wimbledon Station – a family business originally opened by Michael, the father of the current owner Dinos Sphikas. A business spanning over 3 Generations, Dino joked that his Sons, Daughter, Wife and Father in Law have all worked there in some capacity over the years.
The café boasts a fun and friendly atmosphere where visitors can get a quick fix of a Bacon, Sausage or Egg Roll to take on the go, a full English breakfast or even a daily home cooked special, offering a range of jacket potatos, snacks and Paninis plus many more delights!
Sitting down with Dinos reflecting over the 50 years that the business has been running, one story that stuck with him was being on holiday in Cyprus and meeting a complete stranger who he got speaking to – who knew the café and had visited, loved it and had no idea he was talking to the Owner!
Now in their current location of Hartfield Road where they moved to in 1980, Dinos discussed the regulars that he has coming in. One of which was a lady called Jackie who was part of Dance Group The Roly Polys who appeared in the 1983 Royal Variety Performance – she used to visit daily before sadly passing away earlier this year. Other famous faces include Actor Shaun Williamson famous for playing Barry in EastEnders and Leona Graham from Absolute Radio went in for a bite to eat too! (Voted by Radio Times readers as the UK’s top radio voice)
One regular Selina who has been visiting the café for a number of years couldn’t be happier with her time spent there:
The Mica Cafe is always a ‘must’ visit when I’m in Wimbledon!, anytime I’ve been in there I have always had a great experience, the food never fails to please me, it’s always cooked and presented so well and most of all so tasty, they even have homemade specials and desserts on the menu! The staff are always so welcoming and friendly and the owner Dinos never fails to keep his customers entertained with his witty sense of humour! Would recommend anyone who has been there to pay a visit!
Joe from Copperfield Books Store who is next door neighbours with Mica also is a regular visitor:
I have been a regular Customer at Mica Café over the last 16 years. The food is nutritious, well balanced and all at an extremely reasonable cost. The humorous banter from Dinos the owner and warm welcome adds to the overall ‘Mica Experience’ making the café a Wimbledon institution.