Big breakfast cafe delighted to win award

Hungry Hossee owners Shelaine and  Michael Crabtree
Hungry Hossee owners Shelaine and Michael Crabtree

The Hungry Hossee cafe in Corby has been crowned the winner of the 2015 Northamptonshire Telegraph Cafe of the Year award.

The Dale Street eaterie fought off stern competition from MMMMmmm Sandwiches & Salads in Kettering and the Born & Bred cafe in Irthlingborough, which came second and third respectively.

Shelaine and  Michael Crabtree, with assistant manager and son-in-law Shane Whiten and staff member Margaret Wayman

Shelaine and Michael Crabtree, with assistant manager and son-in-law Shane Whiten and staff member Margaret Wayman

The Corby cafe is famous for its outrageously big breakfasts, which weigh in at 3kg, contain a gut-busting 7,500 calories and have only been completed by four people.

Co-owner Shelaine Crabtree thanked her staff for their work and dedication in winning the award.

She said: “Without them we wouldn’t have won this, they have all been so loyal and we can’t thank them enough.

“We are surprised but over the moon to have won.

“It’s a real testament to our hard work.

“Our staff are really dedicated to our customers and we are very proud.

“We’ve been here now as owners of the Hungry Hossee for five years and business is ticking along nicely.

“There are still a few people trying to conquer the challenge, which is great, but not many succeed.”

Manager of MMMMmmm Sandwiches & Salads Nicola Stearn was delighted to pick up the prize for second place.

She said: “We are so proud to have come second in the competition and be the best cafe in Kettering, especially with such a difficult line-up.

“We serve quality food and reward our existing customers with the roll out of our 10 per cent for life loyalty card.”