Having a chat with... Paul
Paul Charters runs The Copper Street Café, one of the latest businesses to open at East Wick + Sweetwater. Having established the café in the City of London, following the Covid-19 pandemic Paul decided to relocate to new premises.
Hackney born and bred, Paul has family in Hackney Wick and Dalston, so making the move further east was a no-brainer. He’s now looking forward to growing in E20 and bringing his selection of pastries, breads and ice-creams to the local community.
What can people expect from the café?
We offer a large selection of focaccia sandwiches, soups, pastries and cakes, with vegetarian and vegan options. And of course we’ve got our Hackney-made gelatos and healthy smoothies. We’re child and dog friendly and think of ourselves as a community café.
What brought you to EW+S?
Having previously been based in The City of London, after the pandemic I was looking for a new location. I first heard about EW+S online, and I liked the fact that it was a new neighbourhood with a new postcode. I think it’s the beginning of a very exciting era for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – there is lots of new development taking place across the park and in Hackney Wick, with the next phase of EW+S coming soon.
What do you think about the area?
I was born in Hackney and have family in Dalston, whilst my eldest stepdaughter lives in Hackney Wick, so you could say I am quite familiar the area! It’s really growing and changing on an almost daily basis, and I was so excited to open Copper Street Café here at EW+S. We’ve got a great team and I’m really looking forward to getting to know the community.