About Us

Hungry Pumpkin staff photo in cafeThe Hungry Pumpkin is a cosy independent coffee shop with friendly service within the relaxed setting of Nottingham’s Lace Market. Our aim is to provide 100% fresh food and none of those pre-made sandwiches. We pride ourselves on that if you cannot see what you like on the menu, and we have the ingredients, we will make it for you!

Rocco & Michele had always wanted to have their own independent coffee shop and now have that opportunity at The Hungry Pumpkin Deli Ltd.

roccoAs the name suggests, Rocco is Italian and from Southern Italy. He has a passion for cooking so you will see the daily fresh pasta and sauces displayed in the fridge. Rocco has been in the catering trade for nearly 15 years and spends a majority of his time in the kitchen,  but whenever the opportunity arises, he can be seen behind the counter chatting to customers and helping to brew a fresh espresso.

micheleMichele’s background is in Accounts Management, so she is key to the running of the business. For a number of years she enjoyed helping out in a small café during the busy Saturday shifts, before deciding to start one of her own. You will usually find her behind the counter serving customers. During lunchtimes she is often found offering advice on food selection and ensuring that service happens as quickly as possible. It is important to Michele that the Hungry Pumpkin experience is as enjoyable as possible.

Nothing is too much trouble to us. The advantage of owning and running the business is that we can get to know our customers. Our passion, attention to detail and dedication is something we hope you, as customers, enjoy!— Rocco & Michele