Family cafe to celebrate Olympic torch passing

Family-run cafe to celebrate Olympic torch passing

Nicola Hine

Family cafe to celebrate Olympic torch passing

Celebrations are planned at a family-run cafe which sits on Maidenhead's Olympic torch route.

Palmieri's in Furze Platt Road will mark the flame passing by on Tuesday with a menu including breakfast boxes, baguettes, ice creams, cold drinks and coffees.

Tables inside the cafe are already booked up for the occasion but gazebos are set to be put up in the car park, which will be decorated and kept vehicle-free to provide a safe spot for spectators.

Managing director Roberto Palmieri hopes people will welcome the torch in the same way they have elsewhere in the country.

"Whatever the weather we are going to be cheering the torch and supporting the Olympics," he said. "We really want to celebrate and have a very happy day."

The cafe, whose customers have included football star Mario Balotelli, will open from 7am and the flame is expected to pass by shortly before 11am.

See the current Express and Advertiser editions for full details of the Olympic torch route and the best places to see it pass.

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