TAG Drinks in Eastcote has been announced as one of the top ten local businesses in the UK, as part of Nextdoor’s Neighbourhood Faves Awards. This is the first time Neighbourhood Faves has run in the UK, and the winning businesses have all been voted for by neighbours in their local communities based on their contributions to their local areas and excellent services.
TAG Drinks stands out as more than just your average coffee house. With a coveted top-secret blend enhancing its bestselling TAG Tea Latte and a weekend queue stretching along the street, eager customers flock to indulge in the café’s homemade baked goods.
Founder, Hovig Yardim, said, “It’s phenomenal to receive this recognition. Our team’s dedication, coupled with the overwhelming local support make every early start and late evening worthwhile. Our TAG team is the heart and soul of the space and we really take pride in creating a positive atmosphere and experience for our customers.”
The shop, which opened its doors in Eastcote in January 2020, faced an early challenge with the onset of the first Covid-19 lockdown after just five weeks of operation. Despite this, the support of dedicated customers, an internal team, and assistance from the Nextdoor app propelled the business not only to survive but to thrive, earning it the status of a local hotspot.
The core of TAG’s values revolves around sustainability, sourcing all ingredients locally and embracing eco-friendly practices, including recyclable and compostable takeaway cups, straws, and iced drink cups and lids. Beyond its food offerings, TAG actively engages in community enrichment initiatives, supporting local schools and a community book club.
Laura Roche, Managing Director of Nextdoor UK said: “Local businesses are the heart of our local communities and I’m thrilled that Nextdoor has been able to play a huge help in giving Hovig and the TAG Drinks team the recognition they deserve.
“This is only the start of a very exciting initiative to launch in the UK, and we look forward to recognising more local businesses in the years to come.”