A Wimbledon cafe has celebrated half a century in business.

Mica Cafe opened its doors opposite Wimbledon station in late 1967 and is proudly still running 50 years later.

The family-run business is now located in Hartfield Road and the current owner Dinos Sphikas recalls how he first started working there in 1974.

Dinos said: “The café was opened by my mother and father and I started working there from 1974 although I used to help with the washing up before then after school.”

The third generation of the family now works in the café, with Dinos' youngest son being a chef.

Dinos recalled how his dad had always been in the catering business since coming over from Cyprus when he was 14.

Dinos said: “He worked in places like the Dorchester, Park Lane hotel and Edmondo Ros club.

“We are all so proud to be here 50 years on. There are not many businesses that have survived 50 years in this day and age.

“There is a great buzz in the café especially when we are busy.”

Dinos added: "It sounds corny but some of my fondest memories are working alongside my dad.”

Last month the café ran special offers every Monday to give something back to their customers.

The café has seen a fair amount of celebrities visit in the past and a lady who had been a regular since opening died last year.

Dinos said: “ A lady called Jackie was a regular since it opened and was actually part of the Roly Polys group.

“We have had lost of celebrities over the years including Mike Reed, Rula Lenska, Quentin Wilson and more recently Leona Graham from absolute radio with their being plenty more.”