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Meet the Claremont Way Retailers

October 21, 2022

The transformation of Claremont Way, part of the Brent Cross Town development, is now completed with the final retailer, Cricklewood Coffee Roasters throwing open the doors to their roastery.

Its opening marks a new milestone in the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme which has prioritised providing new community amenities for existing residents to enjoy as part of the early development plans.

Whatever your taste, there are now an exciting mix of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy while you explore the area.

Read on to find out more…

Cricklewood Coffee Roasters

Award-winning brews Cricklewood Coffee Roasters has recently officially joined Claremont Way. Local resident and founder of Cricklewood Coffee, James Colbourne, started from serving coffee both online and from a cart in front of Cricklewood Station, to now opening a new roastery with indoor and outdoor seating. Whether it’s for your morning coffee run or if you want a hot drink when walking around the area, Cricklewood Coffee serves just that.

The roastery is open weekdays from 7:30am to 3pm and weekends 8am to 3pm.

Happy Face Pizza

Happy Face Pizza which has branches in King’s Cross and Victoria, is a great addition to Claremont Way for when you’re looking for a tasty lunch or dinner meal. Happy Face Pizza serve mouth-watering authentic pizzas, hand-made with a signature 72-hour fermented dough.

Happy Face Pizza is open Wednesday and Thursdays 12pm to 9pm, Fridays 12pm to 10pm, Saturdays 11.30am to 10pm and Sundays 11.30am to 9pm.

Karma Bread Bakehouse

Bringing home-baked fresh goods to the area is Karma Bread Bakehouse, the brainchild of baker Tami Isaacs Pearce; known lovingly by her existing customers in Hampstead, as The Challah Queen.

Karma Bread Bakehouse offers delicious, naturally handcrafted bakes influenced by New York delis, Middle Eastern Street food through to traditional Jewish recipes. Why not pop by for breakfast or lunch, weekly loaf, daily cup or a little treat.

Karma Bread Bakehouse is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

Spruce & Larch

Café and eatery Spruce & Larch can be found inside the Visitor Pavilion and is one of the very first new businesses at Brent Cross Town welcoming and serving the community.

The locally run café serves delicious coffee, fresh pastries and sandwiches and has a collection of houseplants for sale in keeping with being environmentally friendly. You can also bring your furry friend as it is dog friendly, much to the delight of those that work there.

Spruce & Larch is open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Gussy’s Ice cream parlour

Outside of Claremont Way, at the heart of Claremont Park you will find the popular family-run parlour Gussy’s Ice cream parlour. Gus and his family are well known for their ice-cream in the Northwest London community, especially since Gus took over the family business and has been selling ice cream from his own ice cream van for more than 35 years.

Gus and his family were chosen to run the kiosk after a competition was hosted by Brent Cross Town to find a local business to operate from the park when it opened in June.

The parlour is open Tuesday to Friday from 3.15pm to 5.30pm and weekends 12 pm to 5.30pm. During half term it is open every day 12pm to 5.30pm and serve a range of delicious ice cream, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and hot paninis.

Supporting local

Across the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, we are proud to support both new and existing communities with at least 20% of people working across the Brent Cross Town and Brent Cross West developments from Barnet or the local boroughs Camden and Brent.

Whether we’re supporting local retailers like Cricklewood Coffee Roasters, Karma Bread and Gussy’s Ice Cream Parlour, entrepreneurs like Emma who runs the staff canteen at Brent Cross West, or recruiting local people in to roles at our venues, providing opportunities for local people is a top priority.

You can find out more about funding, training and job vacancies on our opportunities pages