Cedar Café has celebrated a successful launch for its Cassiobury Park location this morning (March 1).

An opening event was held from 10am with Morris dancing from Pumphouse Clog Morris, complimentary tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake.

Operated by EMA Catering, the café has taken over from Daisy’s in the Park in the park hub building.

Watford Observer: Pumphouse Clog Morris.Pumphouse Clog Morris. (Image: Watford Borough Council)

EMA Catering director Emine Mani said: “We are thrilled to open our newest venture in Cassiobury Park.

“We are aware of how important the park is to the people of Watford. We are so excited about providing delicious food alongside a strong inclusive community vibe.

Watford Observer: A look inside Cedar Café.A look inside Cedar Café. (Image: EMA Catering)

“We are looking forward to meeting and welcoming you all to our café.”

Watford Borough Council says it chose EMA through a competitive tender process and highlighted its success managing cafés in other parks.

Mayor Peter Taylor officially cut the ribbon to open the café at 12pm.

Watford Observer: Watford mayor Peter Taylor cuts the ribbon.Watford mayor Peter Taylor cuts the ribbon. (Image: Watford Borough Council)

He said: “It was great to help officially open the café and try out their delicious food and drinks.

“It was also great to hear how many of the products being used are sourced sustainably from local businesses.

“With their passion and creativity, I’m sure they'll make the café a fantastic place to eat.”

Watford Observer: The opening event at Cedar Café.The opening event at Cedar Café. (Image: Watford Borough Council)Watford Observer: Pumphouse Clog Morris.Pumphouse Clog Morris. (Image: Watford Borough Council)