Healthy eating on the menu at Harborough café

Amore Mio
Naiane Serafin

A new café with an emphasis on healthy eating has opened in Market Harborough.

The family run Amore Mio Café, which also offers a take away option, specialises in freshly prepared dishes, juices and smoothies as well as cakes and coffees. The menu also includes a choice of gluten free items and raw food.

The café on Adam and Eve Street represents the culmination of a personal dream for owner-manager Naiane Serafin. Half Brazilian and half Italian, Serafin came to the UK in 2004. Shortly after her arrival, she was diagnosed with gallbladder stones and faced an unpleasant operation. However, she opted to try natural treatment first, following a detox diet which resolved the problem without the need for surgery.

Having discovered the power of healthy eating, Serafin and her partner Suleyman Kaya dreamed of setting up their own café to serve tasty, healthy food. The dream became a reality when Amore Mio opened its doors for the first time in April.

She said: “With my Brazilian-Italian heritage I have a real passion for good food. However, I also want to show people that healthy dishes can be even more delicious than unhealthy food. Everything on our menu is prepared on the premises using fresh, tasty ingredients”.

Serafin has also set up the “Real Food, Real Life” club at the café with the help of certified health coach Jane Clutha.

She said: “Anybody can join to share experiences and tips for living a healthy life. We all have busy lives and it can be difficult to establish good eating habits – I speak from personal experience having put on 40kg during my pregnancy. The club aims to support people in making the right choices and creating a healthy diet that fits in with their lifestyle”.

Vice President of the Market Harborough Chamber of Commerce Alastair Campbell added: “With several restaurant and café chains already in Harborough, it’s great to see a family run business owned by local people opening up in the town, especially one which is promoting such a positive message”.