Say Hello To Richard Yan From Degani Bakery Cafe05 Sep 2017
Say hello to Richard Yan, the man who helps give you your morning coffee fix at The Glen.
Degani Bakery Café has been at The Glen for a long time but Richard took over the business in 2012, and since then, has grown to become a well-known face amongst The Glen’s shoppers.
Prior to joining The Glen, Richard owned and managed a 7/11 convenience store, enjoying the idea of business ownership. He never shied away from a little hard work saying “I always enjoyed a good challenge, and coffee and food was always a passion of mine so I knew I wanted to move into something in that area”. Having little experience in café and restaurant management, Richard took up this challenge to pursue a career in what he loved. With his determination and support of his wife, he has now become the Manager of one of the go-to cafes at The Glen.
Food may be Richard’s passion but it’s the face-to-face service with his customers, which he enjoys most. “I don’t like to just work behind the scenes and manage the café, I like to be on the floor helping to prepare the food, working on the register and serving customers. This gives me an opportunity to get to know my customers better. Since such a large portion of them are ‘regulars’, I really enjoy getting to know them and learning what their “usuals” are so I can provide a more personalised service”.
If you’re a bit of an early bird but not a huge fan of mornings then Richard understands your pain. That’s why you’ll be pleased to know that Degani Bakery Café is one of the first stores that open in the mornings, starting from 7am. It’s not all about coffee though as the café also offers plenty of food, from salads and sandwiches, to hot baked goods, so you know you can enjoy a great tasting meal.
So the next time you’re in need of a delicious coffee fix or are looking for a great place to have lunch, why not visit Richard and his team at Degani Bakery Café, located on Ground Level near Target.