A new coffee shop is thriving after a young entrepreneur decided to follow his dreams.

La Vita Coffee on Market Street in Westhoughton welcomed their first customers in December.

Manager Klevis Sulce, aged just 20, originally moved to the UK from Bologna in Italy around eight or nine years ago and always had a passion for food, growing up with his grandma Isafe’s cooking.

He said: “I mainly work in the kitchen here, and I have previously worked as a cook.

“My grandma used to cook a lot of food and so I have always been around restaurants and different foods.

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“I always liked the hospitality world and putting a smile on people’s faces and hearing them say that the food is really good.

“It’s like that feeling you get when you cook for your mum and dad.”

He says that he wants the coffee shop to be more than somewhere that people come and get coffee, where extra details are always added to coffee and food.

The café has undergone a huge transformation, with a lot of effort going into the design and look of the shop.

Klevis added: “It used to be a shoe shop, and we have completely gutted it.

The Bolton News: “We spent quite a bit of time on the design to give customers to give customers a different kind of place compared to the usual coffee shops.

“It’s all about the experience and I enjoy making coffee and welcoming people.

“I want customers to be able to come here for a chat while they have a coffee, with a good atmosphere and a little bit of music, but like they are at home.”

Klevis also says that they try to help anyone they can, and they even helped out a homeless person who did not have enough money recently.

He added: “The most fun thing is speaking to customers and watching them enjoy their coffee.

“We try to help everybody we can.”

The Bolton News: Klevis has worked in a number of borough restaurants including Nabucco Bar and Restaurant in Westhoughton, and Kabul in Farnworth.

He also comes with previous management experience.

He added: “I know a lot of people in the area, and when some customers come in the shop they recognise me.”

The café offers a wide range of options, including breakfast choices, Italian pasta dishes, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

The Bolton News: They also have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, and they cater to any other dietary or allergy requests.

Klevis added: “We give the customers what they need.

“In the future we are looking at getting an alcohol licence and make it into a bit of a restaurant style.

“But it will be something simple and we will always be a coffee shop.”

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