Hucksters, the cafe at the new Helensburgh Heroes Centre, is now officially open and completes the Charity’s refurbishment plans.
The ‘Bubblegum Pink’ 50s themed cafe – dedicated to actress Deborah Kerr – opened for business on Saturday 30th December.
Named in honour of Deborah Kerr’s breakthrough American movie ‘Hucksters’, Hucksters offers great tasting classic cafe fayre – from cheesecakes to thick shakes to frozen yogurt.
The film starring Clark Gable and his ‘New Star- Deborah Kerr (rhymes with Star)’ was a Classic 1947 movie about the fledgling advertising industry, and also featured Adolf Menjou, and Sydney Greenstreet.
As well as traditional 5os style furniture and features, the cafe features over 15 original film posters from many of Deborah Kerr’s most famous films – King & I, From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, Heaven Know Mr Allison – among others and a 50s cocktail dress once owned by the actress. Although born in a nursing home in Hillhead, Glasgow, Deborah spent the first three years of her life in the town and always considered Helensburgh as the place of her birth.
The cafe serves fresh locally roasted coffee, leaf teas blended in Scotland, a daily selection of cakes and scones, cheesecakes, milk shakes and a selection of toasted paninis.
Open Monday – Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm Hucksters will extend its opening hours to 9.00pm and seven days in the spring.