Market Harborough station cafe’s Darrell makes tracks for the festival circuit

Darrell Moreira on his last day at Market Harborough railway station cafe.'PICTURE:ANDREW CARPENTER
Darrell Moreira on his last day at Market Harborough railway station cafe.'PICTURE:ANDREW CARPENTER

He’s been the man with the morning paper, the coffee and the background rock music for more than 12 years.

But now the well-liked station cafe owner at Market Harborough, Darrell Moreira, is moving on.

South African-born Darrell (41) is going into festival catering, specialising in his own South African food.

“I’ll miss the people here” he said. “I’ve built up some nice relationships and made some good friends.

“I just wish I’d left a few days ago, before the South African rugby team lost to Japan!”

Married Darrell, who lives with his wife and daughter in Desborough, says one thing he won’t miss is 4.30am starts.

“I’ve never done the nursery school run, so I’m looking forward to that” he said.

The station cafe won’t close; a new owner is taking over from Darrell.

“But in the future, look out for me at festivals like the Welland Park Food Festival next year” Darrell said.